Material Design is becoming one of the most popular, simple methods for designing content within an app. It’s great for creating a slick, graphically-gorgeous app without having to build every element from the ground up. Make sure that if you plan on using Material Design within your app that you are using it correctly and effectively.
When it comes to displaying content, Material Design focuses on sharply-designed content cards as a starting point. These cards really pop when used well in an app. They also separate data in aesthetically-pleasing ways. Another main feature is a floating action button. This button sticks with the user no matter where they navigate within the app and should provide access to the main function of the app. Make sure your floating action button has a simple interface and that it doesn’t cover up any other important data.
Material Design thrives on a combination of minimalism and stylish-yet-simple functionality. For instance, when considering the 80/20 rule (the idea that 80% of your users will only us 20% of your app’s functionality), try to design your app in such a way that the important features are prominently-displayed and easily-accessible. Doing this will help clean up your app and make it easy to use. Unique responses to input will also help amplify your Material Design. Instead of having a menu simply drop down, try to think of a way to make that action more interesting. This will make your app feel like it’s a higher quality than others. However, the focus should always come back to simplicity, so don’t design an unnecessarily complicated feature in if there’s a simpler option available.
Material Design is a great place for you to start with your app-design. Look to find interesting and unique ways to build on top of that simple structure and make sure to always focus on the user-experience.
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