This week, I was asked by a prospective client to complete a work sample – on looking at the sample files, I promptly had flashbacks to my military contract days where I spent years (YEARS) creating task analysis for flow diagrams (Aircraft AC/DC, I do not miss you). However, the design aesthetic this particular client looks for is one of Material Design.
So, what is Material Design?
Google came up with the language, concept, and initial delivery of material design; it’s a design language that focuses on responsiveness, grid-based design, and the use of light and shadows for depth. Material design is very clean, and you may recognize it when using any Google application – such as Maps (below).
Notice the clean lines and flat design elements. Material design was based on the concept of paper and ink, and Google is currently in the process of rolling this design language out across all of its applications.
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