Context is the key

elixia

The screenshot is from Elixia’s application while booking a class. It’s a nice app that gets the job done, but it also works as a glaring example for lacking context while doing an important action. Which class am I booking? Did I hit the right one?

In most cases the problem is more subtle. Little clues in the UI however can make a huge difference and make the user feel more at ease.

You could also question why do you need a confirmation dialog when booking a class but that’s a whole another story.

Reaktor Dev Day

It’s the best developer event in Finland, Reaktor Dev Day. This year’s speakers included Kevin Mitnick and Stuart Halloway among others. I was unable to attend it, but hey, luckily there is the event blog to still see some of it!

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Reaktor Dev Day: Sami Honkonen, Markus Hjort