Ongoing, 2016-Present

user experience & interaction design
web platform
brand identity

A space to practice a foreign language by speaking with native speakers. A space to help others practice your native language.

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. Why are there fewer resources to maintain language speaking skills than learn a new language?


For an interaction design class, I built an interface that enables people to maintain their language skills by talking with native speakers. The catch? In order to practice your foreign language, you have to dedicate time to teaching others your native language.

My Role
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.


Research & Process

User stories and variations on initial wireframes


Low fidelity wireframes of desktop and mobile created with Balsamiq


Evolution of the dashboard from 2016-2019


Dashboard – wireframes to final design


Final Designs

Landing and mobile onboarding screens


Desktop and mobile chat screens


Dashboard and user profile


What's next?
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 working to build out the interaction design and clickable prototype.

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Jena Goldman © 2019