Google Unveils 'Material Design', A New Android Design Language

Google I/O 2014 Google has just revealed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, and the web. The new look — which was first previewed in a Google+ app update last month — includes splashes of color, refreshed iconography, typography, and a more consistent interface hierarchy. The entire interface is based on what Google calls a "unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion." A video released by Google shows the new design language in action, with radically redesigned versions of Google's apps for Android and the web, including Gmail and Calendar. A large focus of the redesign is bringing the interface in line with reality. On stage at I/O, Google's Android head Mattias Duarte emphasized that elements, transitions, and animations should appear as if in real life.

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