Can design on phone and "logically and easily bring that design to laptops," Duarte says. System font Roboto has been updated for every screen.
Roboto also getting updated and optimized "for your watch" he says...and other platforms.
Duarte is talking about defining grids and other design tools that will help apps to move more gracefully across platforms. That's always a huge problem on Android, as we've seen from many apps having less than ideal versions on tablets.
You wanted a developer conference, you got one. Deep in the design woods from the developer perspective, and the crowd seems to be enjoying it.
All framework elements can be colored ... new support library called Palette to extract colors from images.
"Those scenes and shadows provide meaning for what you can touch and how it will move," he said, referencing life-like perspective and shadows. "Material design is beautiful and bold because clean typographical layout are simple to understand. Your content is the focus."
"Your content is the focus," says Duarte.
Ahh, no tactility at all, it's just virtual depth, showing light sources and etc. No actual buttons. Shame, was hoping for an actual Tactus implementation.
In L preview, devs will be able to define elevation value, he says.
The design is basically an embracing of the drop shadow. Mixing responsive design with seamless transitions in every animation. It’s like the entire UI is built from one solid piece that’s just stretched and reshaped.
Lot of spin coming from Duarte. "Understanding the relationships between objects and depth."
This sounds like the kind of technology Tactus has been showing us in the path, with depth.
"We grew inspiration from paper and ink. However, unlike real paper, our digital material can expand, reform, and reshape intelligence."
Basically, video was about getting Google services to look the same across platforms.
Talking about material design, showing us a video
Matias Duarte, vice president of design, said Google challenged itself to create design not just for Android phones and tablets, but to "craft one consistent vision for mobile, desktop, and beyond."
"What if pixels didn't have just color, but also depth?" he asked. This led the team to a new thinking: material design. Cue the video!
For a design guy, he's got some funky facial hair going on.
Matias wearing an... interesting jacket that is see-through, showing a... loud patterned shirt beneath. Almost looks like rattan.
Good partners? Lotte, perhaps? Lindor?
Matias Duarte, VP of Design for Google, on stage
"We wanted to take a radical new approach to design"
It's just called "L" at this point, interesting. Maybe they haven't signed the advertising deal yet?
"This is one of the most comprehensive releases we've done"
Preview of Lollipop incoming
Now up: What's next for Android and Chrome
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