Material Design for Android Developers

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Lesson 1: Android Design Fundamentals

Understand and apply the fundamentals of Android design to your app, and experiment with app structures, common navigation patterns and themes.

Lesson 2: Surfaces

Understand how to use surfaces to structure the hierarchy and interaction of elements in an app.

Lesson 3: Bold Graphic Design

Understand and apply branding guidelines -- including key lines, metrics, fonts, typographic scale, color palette and themes/styles.

Lesson 4: Meaningful Motion

Understand 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 Design

Understand 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.


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The company made its name primarily through the monopolistic position of its search engine, which faced competition first from AltaVista and then from Yahoo! and Bing. It has since made a number of acquisitions and developments, and today owns a number of noteworthy software products and websites, including YouTube, the Android operating system for mobile phones, and other services such as Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Play.


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