Thursday , August 17 2017

Meet Project Athena – an experimental redesign of ChromeOS based on Material Design

Project Athena

Material Design is the design language announced at Google I/O, it will appear across the entire range of Google’s products – from Android, to the web and of course their emerging desktop/laptop OS – ChromeOS. François Beaufort, Chrome advocate for Google has released a look at what the ChromeOS team is calling ‘Project Athena’ overnight, and for interested developers, you can follow along too.

As Mr Beaufort points out in his Google+ post, the project is of course about bringing about a new kind of user experience. There’s some re-design of the windows, as well as ‘some simple window management’. We can also check out the re-designed tool bar, which is quite rudimentary at this early stage of design.

To follow along, Developers can check out the source at codereview.chromium.org/. It’s early, but could be promising, that is if the design of Android L is anything to go by, we hope to see more soon.

 
Source: Francois Beaufort.

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JeniSkunk
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JeniSkunk

If Google are colour coding everything, then are we going to possibly looking at a new YouTube logo, as part of the process?
Also, I think something is missing from that list of colour codings. There’s currently no colour for Games.

Sean White
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Sean White

As Youtube seems to be run as an almost autonomous entity it’s always up to speculation. Whether they change a few thigns because o this push for Material design is something that we wont know until they actually pushg some code. I would love it to happen even if it is just to make it so that it feels like a Google service

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