Designers are using the design philosophy in a number of ways — especially the concept of layered interfaces. Just as the name suggests, layering involves stacking multiple elements, like a deck of cards, to create a single, unified experience that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The idea of layering elements in an interface isn’t a new concept. However, Material Design takes it a step further — combining a tactile experience with a bold and vibrant aesthetic.
Material Design is a Google’s conceptual design philosophy that outlines how apps should look and work on mobile devices. It breaks down everything —such as animation, style, layout —and gives guidance on patterns, components and usability.
According to google: “We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. This is material design.”