I’ve hesitated to post this for several days, but what the heck: I want to share my unbridled enthusiasm for Chatterbug’s UI right here.
I don’t know who Chatterbug’s designers are, but they deserve a raise. The characters and designs they’ve created just deliver so much joy to the viewer! And I know I’m not the only one: my kids will often look over my shoulder while I’m studying and laugh or give an awwww!
My daughter is currently studying Russian on another service – one that is the acknowledged giant in the US language-learning space – and the UI is so…meh. So uninspiring. So depressing.
Then I turn back to my French lessons in Chatterbug. The characters obviously steal the show - they are so engaging and humorous; their animated actions so memorable - but the entire UI is so pleasant. It strikes a perfect balance between approachable and highly usable. It has personality; it has a point of view. And I for one love it.
So thank you, anonymous designers and creators. I don’t know if you get a lot of direct feedback or a just little, but know that you many have raving fans like me out there.