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What's new

The May 2016 release of the material design spec includes the following new sections:

  • Motion includes detailed examples and specs on material motion principles, duration and easing, transformations, choreography, and customization.
  • Growth & communications contains guidance on user engagement, retention, and acquisition.
  • Expansion panels guidance describes lightweight containers used for creating flows and editing content.

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March 2016 (for Pi Day)

New sections

Significant updates

February 2016

Significant updates

December 2015

Significant updates

  • Responsive UI includes a pattern on positioning and more examples of responsive patterns
  • Text fields adds guidance on required text fields
  • Whiteframes have been added for Sketch
  • Punctuation has new guidance on en dashes and parentheses

October 2015

New sections

  • Steppers describes how different types of steppers convey progress through numbered steps

Significant updates

  • Chips adds guidance on chip movement and deletion
  • Notifications includes formatting guidance for timestamps

September 2015

Significant updates

  • Navigation adds guidance on navigation hierarchy and structure, new navigation patterns, and combined navigation patterns
  • UI color application describes how transparent text maintains legibility against different background colors
  • Buttons contains guidance on toggle buttons and flat button behaviors
  • Tabs includes guidance on text sizing in tabs

August 2015

New sections

  • Permissions contains guidance on permissions groups, runtime permissions, request patterns, and how to address permissions when they are denied

Significant updates

  • Bottom sheets includes descriptions of persistent and modal bottom sheets, alternative display options, and desktop and tablet display using increments
  • Settings includes a usage overview

July 2015

New sections

  • Notifications contains guidance for tailoring notifications to users, including peeking notifications
  • Fingerprint contains guidance on implementing Fingerprint as an authentication option

Significant updates

  • Cards includes more image examples of card UI controls, sliders, and tabs
  • Launch screens includes guidance for implementing placeholder UIs
  • Settings includes additional guidance for labels and secondary text

May 2015

New sections

Significant updates

April 2015

New sections

Significant updates

  • Typography adds further guidance on style and line height for dense and tall languages
  • Cards includes more specs for laying out actions and content
  • Dialogs contains additional layout guidance
  • Tabs adds guidance around label content and more complete sizing specs
  • Scrolling techniques adds guidance for overlapping content