Gaia is our answer to the Future Lions 2012 call.
As the world continues to evolve digital interfaces, our aim was to help Rosetta Stone to continue presenting itself as a trailblazer in the study of foreign languages.
Interactive Online learning holds 24% of the language learning market, while mobile courses hold 2%. Thus the solution we aimed for had to be digital.
Ux/ The Idea
An iPad’s large screen area allows for an augmented UX experience that doesn’t make the user feel separated from the physical world.
Displays the language in practice and a type. (Ex.: Chinese [Traditional or Simplified])
The Tablet UI would also offer a large enough space for the user to be able to touch objects on the screen in order to study related terms and phrases, along with native language-based translations like Pinyin and Rōmaji.
Alongside a word’s translation are useful phrases, such as “Can I have an apple?” Our aim was to allow users to review what they had learned in their Rosetta Stone lessons.
Skill Level System
The skill system accodates users of all skill levels.
The tablet UI would also offer a large-enough space for the user to be able to touch objects on the screen in order to study their terms and phrases. Along with a native language based translations like Pinyin and Romaji.
Along a word’s tranlsation come phrases such as “Can I have an apple?” Our aim was to allow users to review what they learned in their Rosetta Stone lessons and give it real world application.
A visual display of the overall progress of a user learned words.
The adjust data allows users to tune the graph to show days or months.
Review Previous Words
Users may also review the most recent learned words and upon selecting a lesson section, they can review the words under each specific category.
Designed to be fresh, but familiar
Gaia’s style comes from a simple UI, augmented reality, positive imagery and Rosetta Stone’s brand.
The UI called for a simple approach that wouldn’t overwhelm the augmented space. A flat geometric style with basic iconography was selected to make our users focus more on their surroundings, not on the app.
Guiding Our Users
Every one of Rosetta Stone’s users is of a different skill level; so we took the time to make sure that learners of all levels would find Gaia helpful.
The multi-colored spinner is a small tracker in the upper left. It helps users see what level they were working on during their last Gaia session.
Gaia focuses on a spoken interface to help users practice speaking the language of their choice.
When using the screen interface, objects are highlighted in colors that correspond to the level of difficulty of the term.