As a native English speaker, the pronunciation of Iceland’s volcano has eluded me. But I knew Icelandic was a tough language from when I visited there a year ago (see my post: Six Testing Lessons From Iceland). What I also know is that travel in Europe has turned into a mess, and that travelers from around the world have suffered from the wrath of Eyjafjwhatever (including uTest’s very own product manager who is currently stuck in the United Kingdom).
Of course, getting stuck on a vacation to a foreign country sounds awful (I have terrible nightmares of one day getting stuck in Tahiti), but there are some valuable lessons we can learn from all this.
Heimaey – The Icelandic island of Heimaey is known for two things: fishing and its little problem with volcanoes. In 1973, the entire island was evacuated after massive cracks formed in the ground spewing lava and ash everywhere – eventually forming the volcano Eldfell. Take a tour of your users’ worst nightmare problems and make sure everything works correctly.