By Christian Dorian, Product Designer, Quizlet

By 2015, Quizlet had been through a lot of change since it’s initial launch. What started as a personal project in 2005 to pass a high school French class had become the go-to study tool used by 1-in-2 high schoolers. But after years of shipping successful one-off growth hacks, A/B tests, and hackathon projects, there was a considerable amount of design debt. The product felt generic, lacked personality and had no consistent design system.

By age 10 Quizlet was due for a redesign.

Getting started

With a small design team (a researcher and myself) we needed to bring on some extra help…


By Christian Dorian, Product Designer, Quizlet

Every day people around the world come to Quizlet to practice and master new things. In New York City, a nursing student reviews flashcards on Quizlet for the NCLEX. In North Dakota, a tenth grader studies for an American Literature exam. These are just a few examples of the many things people study on Quizlet.

For most students, Quizlet is the obvious choice for a study app and offers a variety of study modes based on the term-definition content model. But this model has its limits — while highly generalizable across a variety of subjects, gaining a deeper understanding of…


By Christian Dorian, Product Designer, Quizlet

Every day people around the world come to Quizlet to practice and master new things. In New York City, a nursing student reviews flashcards on Quizlet for the NCLEX. In North Dakota, a tenth grader studies for an American Literature exam. These are just a few examples of the many things people study on Quizlet.

For most students, Quizlet is the obvious choice for a study app and offers a variety of study modes based on the term-definition content model. But this model has its limits — while highly generalizable across a variety of subjects, gaining a deeper understanding of…

Christian Dorian

Product Designer

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