Translate Now is an application redesign focused on creating a fast, no-nonsense translation app made for people who want the ability to communicate in a foreign language instantly. The app is stripped to the bare essentials of translation. With the core of the navigation centered around the keyboard, users can instinctively change how they want to input their phrase as well as the output of the translation. This application is the epitome of streamlined utility with considerations such as the keyboard being already up when users opens the app, and so users are able to get in, translate, and get out, with all the inputs at their fingertips.
This was the objective for our first project of DESIGN 371: User Interface I. To start this project we took to the App Store to see the competitors in the field. On reviewing the various applications there, I found that many fell short of what I wanted to achieve; often displaying subpar visual design, questionable information architecture, or simply having a lot of extra "fluff" that detracted from the objective of getting a phrase quickly translated. And so I set out to create an application that was the epitome of streamlined translation. I wanted users to get in, translate, and get out, with all the inputs at their fingertips.