FMP Weekly Post 10: ideation-app


App design process

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Stoke by stoke is the name of my app. This name from my English tutor. This app have 6 parts: my course, dialogue, writing, scanning, information,finding. This is my sketch book.

My Course. Inspired by traditional Chinese elements, I designed many icons. It is important to know the cultural background if you want to learn its language. For example, I chose cheongsam to represent clothes. When the uses open the app, they can choose My Course and starts to learn right away. Every word has a little animation to help understand and memorize. There is also real-person pronunciation. If they click writing brush icon, they can practice writing.

Dialogues. There are different scenarios. App users can choose it according to their needs. In every conversation, there are English subtitles, Chinese subtitles and pinyin. Also it is accompanied with standard real-person pronunciation. In the review, the screen will show one sentence, and the user needs to hold the button and respond it.

Writing. Every character has a matt to help write correctly. The app will show the order of strokes and where to start. Users can play interesting games to review the characters they learnt. They should drag different part of a Chinese character into the matt within three chances.

Scanning. This is a very practical tool for Chinese learners. Whenever they see a Chinese character they don’t understand, they can use the camera to scan it, and the app will automatically shows its explanation, pronunciation and illustrations. Users can choose to add the character to their notebook for later review.

Information. Users can know the rate of their progress. It shows a comprehensive analysis of the study including correct rate and studying hours.

Finding. Find Study Buddies. The app users can choose to be discoverable by other app users. They can find other Chinese learners in neighborhood to study together.

I choose too many Chinese culture to show every icons. Those icons is belong to my courses page. For example, there have food, clothes, drink and so on.

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