Update May 30: They’re working on it. Scroll to bottom for more.
I caught about half of the Google I/O 2015 keynote over lunch with some of the Product team at Percolate. I’d say it was a solid set of announcements, though nothing super mind-blowing. The pick for biggest announcement is probably Brillo and Weave, an operating system and set of API’s for the Internet of Things. I’m not too familiar with the IoT world but these products could have the potential to join Chrome and Android as major product lines for Google one day if they can win the standards war.
What About Material Design?
As a company that’s really engineering-driven at its heart, user experience and aesthetics have sometimes taken a backseat in Google products in the effort to build novel and powerful applications of technology. There’s that infamous story of the frustrated designer who was asked by Marisa Mayer to test 41 different shades of blue on a design. Continue reading…