Archive for October, 2014

I was struggling with a problem during development of an app. I’ve had this before – build failed with the message:

“DEP0700 Another user has already installed a packaged version of this app”.

Because there are more than one user on my PC I most of the times could fix this by logging in to the other accounts to remove the app and then it would work. But not this time. No other installations that I could find, but the error remains. Also after reboot.

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User Experience is not only about design and beautiful images. There is so much more to it. The core is to help the end user to feel at ease using the application. Error messages is something you want to prevent as much as possible. This can be done through good interfaces, good and helpful flows so the user knows what to do, etceteras. But still then, a user can make an error. I came across a few examples of very bad messages where the user is left in the dark what to do.

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Yesterday the Adobe Max 2014 took of in Los Angeles. A remarkable appearance of Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella made it clear that devices, Windows and Adobe tools make a great combination. Watch part of the keynote here:

 

You can also watch all the content from the conference at http://max.adobe.com