• Eric BlattbergEric Blattberg, over 5 years ago

    It's not always all-or-nothing. I've found the Material icon library really useful in contexts outside the entire Material system — which, in my view, is often too subtle on key affordances for buttons and forms.

    5 points
  • A. N.A. N., over 5 years ago

    You as a designer should only use Material Design if you are actually working for Google, otherwise, you will have a product that looks like a Google product and not your own branding and looking and feel from your company.

    1 point
    • Robbert EsserRobbert Esser, over 5 years ago

      No. If you're working on an Android application, you're probably going to use native patterns and design elements, which is Material Design.

      6 points
    • Account deleted over 5 years ago

      You don't have to use all of it for every project. I use the icons frequently for projects, and their grid system and the general layering ethos makes complete sense, but it's not like every design I do uses their colours or Roboto.

      2 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 5 years ago

    I use a bit of a mix as well, like the other commenters here. I quite like the buttons personally, particularly the animated effects on them. A lot of their components like cards etc can come in handy for certain things too, but you can easily make these in your own flavour.

    I think with everything, you should take inspiration from other concepts but the interpretation is up to you.

    0 points
  • Thomas RawcliffeThomas Rawcliffe, over 5 years ago

    No. Do something different. Something new.

    0 points