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Paper prototype inspired retro UI design

Paper prototype inspired retro UI design
I'm a big fan of paper prototypes. From an UX perspective, paper prototypes make sense in terms of creating and testing user flows. But from UI perspective, these first sketches lay the basis for the tone of voice of an app.
Paper prototype
Recently, I stumbled over a fun project/ UX study I did last year for a flip card/language learning app. The fast scribbles were so much fun and reminded me of Fifties/midcentury illustrations. So I decided to design a few screens.
Retro design color palette and fonts
Midcentury illustrations
I came up with a retro color palette and tested a few retro fonts. Think "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn or kidney-shaped tables, the world became more light-hearted and quirky with the Fifties.
I made a test illustrations to see how detailed the final version had to be (less often is more!).
Before and after - I tried to keep the fun approach of the sketches in the high-fidelity design.
Would be a fun project as a complete app for language learning. :)
Paper prototype inspired retro UI design
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Paper prototype inspired retro UI design

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