user experience & interaction design
Having become fluent in Italian during high school, I found it challenging to practice my language skills in college. After speaking with many 18-23 year-olds who faced a similar problem, I identified a gap in language learning technology.
For an interaction design class, I built an interface that enabled people to maintain their language skills by chatting with native speakers. The catch? In order to practice your foreign language, you have to dedicate teaching others your native language.
Using a mobile-first mentality, I began the project with competitor and user research, developing personas before moving through wireframes to high-fidelity UI designs. Since first starting the project in 2016, I revisited the designs in 2018 and 2019 to continue to explore where I can push the design work.
LangoTango is my go-to passion project - one in which I am able to both harness my respect and love for language learning and experiment with current web design trends. I am currently redesigning the platform for the third time and will be excited to share it soon.