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In this course, you'll learn how to apply the material design principles that define Android's visual language to your apps. We'll start by walking you through Android design fundamentals, then we'll show you how to apply this knowledge to transform design elements of sample apps. By the end of the course, you'll understand how to create and use material design elements, surfaces, transitions and graphics in your app, across multiple form factors.
Lesson 1: Android Design FundamentalsUnderstand and apply the fundamentals of Android design to your app, and experiment with app structures, common navigation patterns and themes.
Lesson 2: SurfacesUnderstand how to use surfaces to structure the hierarchy and interaction of elements in an app.
Lesson 3: Bold Graphic DesignUnderstand and apply branding guidelines -- including key lines, metrics, fonts, typographic scale, color palette and themes/styles.
Lesson 4: Meaningful MotionUnderstand the use of motion in apps, how to use transitions to change app states and properly choreograph the motion in an app.
Lesson 5: Adaptive DesignUnderstand how to refine and test your designs on for use on multiple form factors.
- Nick Butcher - Nick Butcher is a Design Advocate in Google's London office, where he helps designers and developers create sublime mobile apps. He has a passion for mobile technologies, and enjoys spanning the disciplines of design and development.
- Roman Nurik - Roman Nurik is a Design Advocate at Google, focusing on user experience and visual design for Android. Previously, Roman was a developer advocate on Android and Maps. Before Google, he engaged in web design and development work on a variety of independent projects.
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.