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.