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Material Design: It’s a Whole New Language

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This talk is an introduction to material design, Google’s new visual design and interaction language for cross-platform applications.

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Doors Open: 5:30pm
Presentation Starts: 6:00pm

*We will have snacks, coffee, tea and water available to quench thirst and cravings alike.*

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Material Design has been introduced in various Google web apps and in Android 5 (Lollipop). Material design is more than a visual pattern language; it also addresses interaction patterns, motion and animations, and transitions between on-screen states. On the ever-evolving continuum of approaches to design, material design is the next step on a journey that has already taken designers from skeuomorphism to flat design. Learn from examples drawn from real applications about the principals behind material design and how it adds a new dimension to how we conceive user experiences.

Will Hacker is a Principal Interaction Designer at GE Capital, where he works on multi-device designs for commercial lending software. He is also the author of Mobile Prototyping With Axure 7, and his work has appeared in Boxes and Arrows, Smashing Magazine, UX Booth, UX Magazine, and UXmatters. Will is a frequent speaker at design events in Chicago.