Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Will Hagle
Material Interaction hosts interactive experiences for Google’s Material Design Principles.
Material Interaction is a site offering several different interactive experiences that use Google’s visual language Material Design. The language itself was an ambitious endeavor, and many of the projects on the site take a similarly bold, innovative approach. One of Google’s goals with the language was to create a consistent design style that can be displayed across all devices, and the projects on Material Interaction certainly reach that goal. The graphics are bright and bold, extremely colorful and shape-driven compared to most websites.
It can be difficult to figure out what’s going on on the Material Interaction site, but that’s because there’s not much in terms of traditional games or entertainment. The site was essentially created as a way to show off Material Design’s capabilities and the possibilities of designers implementing the language into their tool set. One project, for instance, instructs users to click on a large circle that separates into additional, smaller circles with each subsequent click. Another project simply allows users to resize a white box as another circle bounces around it. The fluidity of these web pages show promise for more practical designs in the future, and for now this site is an exciting way to preview the way the language works and can be used.