Introducing Material Design
Material Design is a design language that Google developed in 2014. Google states that its new design language is based on paper and ink. The creators of Material Design tried to explain the goal they were trying to reach in the following way:
We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.
They further explained their goals as follows:
- Develop a single underlying system that allows for a unified experience across platforms and device sizes.
- Mobile precepts are fundamental, but touch, voice, mouse, and keyboard are all first-class input methods.
The purpose of a design language is to have the user deal with how the UI and user interaction should look and feel across devices. Material Design is based on three main principles:
- Material is the metaphor: It is inspired by the physical world with different textures...