Google Material Design is a new user interface design concept for the upcoming Android release called "Android L".
This time Google took a giant leap and focused in creating a consistent User Experience leveraging on great layout principles that help guide decisions like when and where shadows should appear and when user or not to use subtle gradients to emphatize text.
In this post I would like to share the most useful resources I found online that will most certanly help you design a great Androdi App using Google's new design principles.
The mobile layout template includes a variety of 10 screens. Use the layers palette to toggle on and off keylines and spacing rules.
The tablet layout template includes a variety of 14 screens. Use the layers palette to toggle on and off keylines and spacing rules.
The desktop layout template includes a variety of 4 screens, each with 4 different window sizes. Use the layers palette to toggle on and off keylines and spacing rules.
Whiteframes provide a variety of layout structures using a consistent approach to surfaces, layering, and shadows.
The Structural Elements sticker sheet contains various elements that make up layouts. The sticker sheet contains light and dark themes for the status bar, app bar, bottom toolbar, cards, dropdowns, search field, dividers, side nav, dialog, and floating action buttons.
Color is inspired by bold color statements juxtaposed with muted environments, taking cues from contemporary architecture, road signs, pavement marking tape, and sports courts. Emphasize bold shadows and highlights. Introduce unexpected and vibrant colors.
Since the Ice Cream Sandwich release, Roboto has been the standard typeface for Android. In this version, Roboto has been refined extensively to work across the wider set of supported platforms. It is slightly wider and rounder, giving it greater clarity and making it more optimistic.