Lingo

Lingo helps to enrich your vocabulary by connecting you to the world of literature.

Background

The world of literature is a place to get lost, inspired and informed. Throughout time innumerable authors    have contributed with their perspectives, thoughts and ideas. In turn, their words has shaped how we talk about and understand the world around us.

Today, this immense pool of knowledge is at our fingertips – all the time – but how often do we seek it out, beyond the frontpage headlines? And how does that affect the way we talk about and understand our surroundings?

How does it work

By analyzing the language used by both historical and contemporary authors, Lingo introduces you to authors distinct vocabulary by letting you explore their words. To help you understand the words, Lingo provides the context of which they were written and you can also get new quotes containing the same word. You can easily fetch new words and listen to them if you’re unsure about their pronunciation.

Lingo is all about enriching your vocabulary, so if you come across a word you didn’t know you can add it to your favorites to revisit later. Lingo is also a good reading companion. If you see an unfamiliar word while reading a book, you can quickly look it up.

Outcome of the course

During this two week course the team got to work extensively with information architecture, interface design, typography, iconography and layout. Another outcome of the course was a better understanding of human interface guidelines for various platforms and how to design with these in mind.

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
– Ludwig Wittgenstein,Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)