Wired Interviews Google Designers on Material Design

Kyle VanHemert, writing for Wired:

There’s also the risk that material design’s stringent rules could make for an unrelentingly homogenous ecosystem. Nicholas Jitkoff, one of the project’s lead designers, says Google is cognizant that it needs to leave room for third parties to express their own personalities. At one point in the development of material design, Google designers even made mock-ups of third-party apps themselves to see if they felt sufficiently unique.

In case that name doesn’t ring a bell, Jitkoff is the genius who created Quicksilver back in the day.

Thursday, 6 November 2014