Redesigning the language learning platform and designing new features and flows
Senior UX/UI Designer
4 months (Jan 2019 - Apr 2019)
59 responsive web app screens, 4 landing pages, design system and branding materials
The design has been implemented into a functional product. Active users complimented us on the improved look and feel and new functionality
Regardless of your linguistic ability, sharing language is all about connecting. That’s exactly what the Language Tools (LT) does. The app is a vibrant community of language lovers that will help you thrive.
LT helps students with a wide range of educational activities ranging from writing essays to talking to actual native speakers and fellow learners. In turn, with the help of the platform, the teachers can focus only on what matters most – teaching. No need to rack your brains over the payment process, scheduling, or finding students.
The LT team reached out to us in January 2019 with an existing platform in need of a redesign, due to dated UI and numerous usability issues. In the span of 4 months, we managed to document and prioritize the design issues, iteratively redesign the whole platform with a number of new features on top. Additionally, while preparing the hand-off files, we’ve structured the design elements in a design system.
- A customer who’s open to honest feedback
- A number or similar products to analyze
- Large amounts of aggregated product data to analyze
- Few interactions
- No time for comprehensive design validation
- No prior design documentation
Ideation & Prototyping
The built-in mouse-over dictionary lets you highlight anything you don’t understand and get a quick translation in context.
Stacked with features
Most pop-up dictionaries won’t give you definitions for phrases, don’t color-code words that you’ve looked up before, and don’t keep statistics. This platform does all three.
Upload audio & import video
You can upload audio and import YouTube videos, too. (Sweet, right?).
Oh, and it supports 104 languages, more than any other hosted reading
Write & Correct (Community Forum)
Whether you want to become a better writer in your target language or just use writing as a way to bolster your skills, nothing beats corrections from a native speaker.
Corrections from LT dedicated community
Free essay tool allows you to write whatever you want – essays, phrases, idioms – and get corrections from the dedicated community.
Language Tools platform uses auto-tracking so corrections are consistent and clear.
Correct an essay
You can make someone’s day and correct an essay yourself.
Share and get tips
Share experiences and methodologies, get tips and tricks for language acquisition, and play geeky language games.
Some of us study languages for months without the opportunity to practice conversation. Language Tools global community is anywhere you are – log on to converse in whatever language you choose.
1-on-1 language exchange in private rooms.
Group chats in language-specific rooms.
Voice and text
This tool supports both voice chat and text chat.
I interviewed three designers and liked the Cieden team and their responses. They immediately had ideas about how to approach the project. I also liked that they clearly had a set process.
Feedback was well received, and the team at Cieden was not afraid to push for things they felt strongly about, which I admired.
Though statistics aren’t available yet, internal stakeholders are pleased with Cieden’s responsiveness and technical experience. They were quite easy to work with, as well.
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