Materialising a Design System with Material Design Components

Jamie Sanson

Principal Software Engineer

Trade Me

Design Systems help us streamline the way we create experiences. They introduce a common way of working, common language, predictability and speed. Over the past 12 months at Trade Me we’ve extended our in-house Design System, Tangram, to include Android and iOS.

Join me in this session as I take you on the journey of creating Tangram with Material Design Components. You’ll learn what Design Systems are, and why they’re so useful
in larger organizations. We’ll dive in to creating a mobile Design System by balancing brand with native look and feel. We’ll see how MDC made implementing Tangram across three large apps easy. Finally we’ll look at future proofing, and how MDC and Tangram is ready for Compose.

Keywords: Material Design Components, Jetpack, Dark Mode, Design Systems, Compose

Jamie is an Android Developer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He started out hacking early Android devices to run custom ROMs, moving into the professional app development space in 2015. He helps organise GDG Wellington, and the running of Mobile Refresh. In his spare time he pursues too many hobbies, including home brewing, photography and the odd video game.

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