Digital design conceptualization focuses on animations and creative designs resulting in user's digital experience. It certainly indicates that Material Design is beyond Look ‘n’ Feel. The concept not just supports Mobile Application Development but also Web Development - offering end users uniform effects and color combination in all platforms
For encouraging Material Design concept, Designer Matías Duarte explained that, "unlike real paper, our digital material can expand and reform intelligently. Material has physical surfaces and edges. Seams and shadows provide meaning about what you can touch." Google also pitched that Material Design is a new design guideline that transfigures touch to real, physical object effect.
Before implementing Material Design, it is recommended to look into it whether it is necessary for Android app development or not. It also depends on client’s demand and even on the purpose of the app. Assuredly, Material Design implemented Android application boost the user's reach and download - just because of the incredible look n feel and quick animations and smooth effects.
Have a look on guidelines for Android Material Design based app development -
1. Think wisely
Developers and Designers can craft their imaginative designs and animated visual effects with Material Design for Android app development without constraints of screen sizes. Before, executing the concept, it is wiser to think whether it is required for the app purpose or not. If the UI designer is expert in fundamentals of Material Design, then it is worthy to implement.
2. A-list Concept
Set a concept and blend only those design elements that make sense to the purpose and modern devices. Fix a concept keep in mind that each user-facing page is the reflection of your enterprise which will result in your quick reach and increase brand value.
3. Determine Color Palette and Typography
For fresh and newfangled experience, choose some creative colour palette and typography set that suits the brand. While choosing make sure that text is readable and colour effect is eye-catching not eye-hindering.
Color standards are inspired by bold hues juxtaposed with muted environments, deep shadows, and bright highlights. Along with it, the 16 million + color combination and options of color shades are mentioned. There are a number of typographic typefaces but it is recommended to use Roboto typeface.
4. Ponder Motion of Material
Google in Material Design concept added a perk where action design turns up in motion and then transform to design leaving an impressive effect on user's mind. Actions are performed in a single environment without breaking the flow.
Earlier animations and effects alike real objects were not standardized, but with Material Design fix speed duration are determined to make effects user-friendly and faster, along with predefined standards.
5. Actual User-Friendly Mobile App
While Android Material App Design, designers while focusing on Material Design concepts and guidelines forgets to notice usability recommendations. User expression must not be ignored while creating a visual impression.
Material Design follows Layered Structure - each layer is distinguished with shadow or color effect. Vector icons are developed so with vary in screen sizes, it automatically get resized without affecting the look. Because of this, APK size also compacts.
6. Cognize Material Design Norms
Endeavour the philosophy of Material Design and then pick and follow the norms which are required for the Android application development. Via seminars, online tutorials and educative websites UI and UX designers can study each norms for executing.
7. Get User/ Client’s Feedback
Feedback of users and client let one urge perspective on usability preferences and discrepancies. Their perspicacity on aspects non-operating and unfulfilled functions as per presupposed functionality are meaningful for further updates and modifications.
Android app developers need to use Material Design wisely. Only if it is used wisely - Simple plus modern and creative effect with functionalities are achieved. Undoubtedly, core focus of Material Design is to leave an attractive impact of Android Application design, style and brand on end-user's mind.