Learn about Material Design and our Project Team.

Material Design

Created and designed by Google, Material Design is a design language that combines the classic principles of successful design along with innovation and technology. Google's goal is to develop a system of design that allows for a unified user experience across all their products on any platform.


Material is the metaphor

The metaphor of material defines the relationship between space and motion. The idea is that the technology is inspired by paper and ink and is utilized to facilitate creativity and innovation. Surfaces and edges provide familiar visual cues that allow users to quickly understand the technology beyond the physical world.

Bold, graphic, intentional

Elements and components such as grids, typography, color, and imagery are not only visually pleasing, but also create a sense of hierarchy, meaning, and focus. Emphasis on different actions and components create a visual guide for users.

Motion provides meaning

Motion allows the user to draw a parallel between what they see on the screen and in real life. By providing both feedback and familiarity, this allows the user to fully immerse him or herself into unfamiliar technology. Motion contains consistency and continuity in addition to giving users additional subconscious information about objects and transformations.

Meet the Team

We are a team of students from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alvin Wang

Alvin is an Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction Major. He worked as a Software Engineer at Fidelity Investments this past summer.

Alan Chang

Alan is an Information Systems major with a minor in computer science. He worked at as a Front End Developer at Shift Collaborative this past summer.

Alex Mark

Alex is an Information Systems major with a minor in Human Computer Interaction. He worked as a software developer for Intuit this past summer.

Kevin Louie

Kevin is an Information Systems major with a minor in Human Computer Interaction. This past summer, he worked as a technology analyst at PPG Industries.