When Google gave us an early glimpse of Material Design at Google I/O in June, we were blown away by how simple and bright the company’s future looked. And while it will still be a while before we see our favorite Android apps done up in Google’s new visual language, designer Emmanuel Pacamalan has done the Internet a solid by conceptualizing everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app: Instagram.
As described on Google’s Material Design introduction page, Material Design is a “visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology of science.” What that means for the end user is bolder graphics, motion that “provides meaning,” and a more fluid experience that’s easier for users to understand.
That new language, as we can plainly see in the above video, translates beautifully over to Instagram, which is already designed to push imagery front and center. Now does this mean this is what Instagram will look like on Android in the future? We hope so, although I would like to see more work spent on profile pages. Still, bravo, and something to look forward to when Android L (and Material Design) is available later this year.