A material design invoice is a receipt or document created by a designer (user experience, or “UX” designer) that entails the cost of their service when seeking payment from a customer or company.
Material design is a language and a system developed by Google in 2014 for designing interfaces across platforms such as iOS, Android, and digital platforms. It’s used to allow for a better relationship between a human and their device. It brings to life icons, fonts, colors, wallpaper, and more with the intent of letting the user experience an interface that feels strikingly “real.” Both Apple and Google have their own material design language that is used when creating apps on their devices. Material design is also popular amongst Bootstrap developers that build CSS front-end frameworks on mobile devices.
The following are the types of professionals that can also fit into material design:
- User experience (UX) designers
- Principal designers
- Design managers
- Interaction Designers
- Visual Designers
Actual physical materials such as paper, components, and palettes are used as a test to observe how these things react to natural movements. For example, an icon made of layered paper will be tested at an angle to a beam of light to see how and where a shadow will react. Designers can then apply the same shadows and effects to the material design digitally.
Material design is a key concept when building or creating an app for a smart device. There are certain guidelines that should be followed to make certain that a designer’s methods are accessible for all users on any device. Seeing as material design is used mostly with Google and Spple products, use the guidelines below as a reference.