Hipmunk Mobile Calendar Integration Post-Mortem
It just works.
Getting this feature out the door was especially challenging for flight search. Let’s walk through how that design evolved from an awkward mess into the helpful tool we’re proud to share with you.
Plotting events on a timeline was straightforward and looked pretty cool. The hard part was figuring out how to help our users make sense of this whole new layer of data on an already dense graph.
What worked was gathering up the labels and putting them all into their own bar. It seems obvious now, but we’d initially recoiled at this idea. The timeline graph was already sharing space with a footer and a very meaty header. Giving up even more of the screen seemed crazy. Once it was mocked up, those fears went away. It was so much tidier.