There are many flashcard/vocabulary building apps in the app store, but I find many of them to be overloaded with features and too complex to navigate.
I wanted to design an app that is visually clean, simple to use, and that would have a fresh perspective on what a vocabulary building app could be.
(This is a self-directed project with the goal to create a great language learning tool, and work on my UI/UX skills along the way)
Part 1. Research and Definition
I started with writing down the list of possible features that the app can have:
list of words
word translations and descriptions
manual input of new entries
upload word lists via email
share word lists
scheduled study sessions
filtering words by tag, deck number, mode, etc.
Then I conducted user research, and outlined the users' goals:
learning, not memorizing
consume information efficiently, during short breaks
mix of newly added and previously reviewed words
being able to recall newly learnt material on the go
My goals for the app as a product designer:
simple to use
redefine a niche app (unique idea: flash cards meets lists)
Part 2. Design