Material Design for Android Developers

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Material Design for Android Developers

What is the course about?

Material Design for Android Developers
The course Material Design for Android Developers is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

In this course, you’ll learn how to apply the material design principles that define Android’s visual language to your apps. We’ll start by walking you through Android design fundamentals, then we’ll show you how to apply this knowledge to transform design elements of sample apps. By the end of the course, you’ll understand how to create and use material design elements, surfaces, transitions and graphics in your app, across multiple form factors.

Course description
  • Material Design for Android Developers
  • 4 weeks
  • Make Your Android Apps Material
  • Android Design Fundamentals
  • Surfaces
  • Bold Graphic Design
  • Meaningful Motion.
  • Adaptive Design.
  • Understand and apply the fundamentals of Android design to your app.
  • Understand app structures, common navigation patterns and themes.
  • Understand how to use surfaces to structure the hierarchy in an app.
  • Learn how use surfaces to control interaction of elements in an app.
  • Learn how to effectively use imagery and fonts.
  • Learn how to effectively use color.
  • Learn how to apply themes and styles.
  • How to properly time an animation.
  • Transition between application states.
  • Learn how to create orderly animations.
  • Learn how to implement your designs on many screen sizes.
  • Learn what considerations to make when adapting a design.
  • To get the most out of this course, you should have prior experience developing Android apps. If you lack this experience, please take Developing Android Apps prior to enrolling in this one. We also recommend taking Advanced Android App Development if you are interested in publishing your app to the Google Play Store.
  • To follow along with course activities, you must have access to the latest release of Android Studio, and should have access to an Android device for running and testing your apps.
  • We share code through Github, so you must be familiar with using Github to access code. Take our course on Using Git and Github if you lack this background.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • What makes an app intuitive or easy to use? What makes it hard or frustrating? Learning the foundations of good design and platform-specific design patterns will help you create better apps for your users.

Prerequisites & Facts

Material Design for Android Developers

Course Topic

Android Developer

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Material Design for Android Developers

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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