Wordli (Work In Progress)

Wordli (Work In Progress)

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

  • pronunciation transcripts

  • manual input of new entries

  • upload word lists via email

  • notifications

  • share word lists

  • study mode

  • quiz mode

  • scheduled study sessions

  • word search

  • imagery associations

  • color-coded words

  • tag classifications

  • filtering words by tag, deck number, mode, etc.

  • and more!


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

  • visually minimal

  • redefine a niche app (unique idea: flash cards meets lists)


Part 2. Design

Application map

Early sketches

Latest design