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Mike Denny
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Making life better through design.
Making life better through design.

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The New Roboto
/by +Christian Robertson  #fonts   #design   #roboto  

Along with the Material Design guidelines we released a new version of the Roboto type family. A lot of things have changed as we tuned the font to work across more screen sizes and conditions, from watches to desktops, televisions to cars. It still keeps much of its character that made it successful for both phones and tablets, but almost every glyph has been tweaked and updated in some way. 

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Keynote is more powerful than you might think... Cool comparison video between the original #MaterialDesign  demo reel and a Keynote recreation by +Andrew Haskin!

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Here's the materialised version of the event view.

See that image at the top? It changes automatically to match the content of your event!

Almost like magic.
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+Nick Butcher and I providing live #UX and #UI #design feedback during #io14. A very fun, very busy couple of days!
Mike Denny and Nick Butcher conducting a live UX review.
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This is literally awesome!

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Baby Rob is 6 months old now, and he's almost mastered the art of sitting up. Sneezes totally mess with your balance!

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So, if you guys are using the physical metaphors of paper and ink to describe material design, isn't that the very definition of skeuomorphic?

That was the TL;DR version of a question posed to the design panel at I/O, and I really liked how +Jon Wiley framed the answer.

Perfect analogies don't exist. You can only push them so far, and then they all break apart. Something like a GM car, if you will. Anyways.

Jon's point was that we wanted to create a universe with a small and consistent set of rules, and have that set define all aspects of design - visual, layout, interaction and motion. It's not about perfectly emulating all physical aspects of real-world paper or real-world ink. It's about taking the physical aspects of shadows, layering and motion and using them as the starting point to define the digital universe of material design. It's about defining that universe and then never breaking that set of rules that governs it.
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