Let me preface by saying that yes, I intend on doing usability testing with actual users.
I am redesigning the UI for my company's product. On a particular form, the layout is currently:
However, research tells us (research conducted by other UX research firms, not research I've done for our specific users) that this is better layout:
But, I'm wondering that if the options for answers are all the same, and users become familiar with this form, if maybe it is more efficient for No, Yes, etc, to be in columns like in the current layout.
Do any other UXers out there have any experience with similar issues or any constructive thoughts?