Animation to Guide Us All - How animations can improve the User Experience of your application


After the introduction of Material Design and Android Lollipop, animations and great design finally got the attention they deserve. New concepts have been introduced and finally a guideline exists. But Material Design goes way further than just elevations, cards and beautiful colors. Animations now are a big factor and play an important role in applications, a role that is not only related to a wow factor, but actually animations are a big friend of the User Experience of an App.

We will go through transition animations that helps the user understand how your app works and how to guide him in the easiest way possible and I'll show some do and donts of navigation and animation made by some popular apps. We'll also talk some UX points so you can plan better how the user will navigate through your app. After that, you will never think about animation in the same way again!

This talk is an evolution of my well received talk at Droidcon Montreal, this time, following the request of many people, I'll have some example codes and some application demos to show how to achieve some animations in code.
Marcos Paulo Damasceno
Marcos is an Android Craftsman at Mirego, one of Canada's fastest-growing companies.He loves simple and beautiful UX and UI and has his attention always focused to small details and what makes mobile apps great. A passionate about Start Ups, Marcos already attended to many start up weekends and hackathons in Sao Paulo, San Francisco and Montreal and currently serves as a mentor for some successful brazilian apps.He has been playing around with mobile since 2010, worked in many significant android apps for the brazilian market in the backend and mobile stack. Marcos already had the opportunity to speak at big conferences in Brazil like The Developer's Conference and DevFest Sao Paulo. Marcos moved to Montreal in 2013, where he led the development of a big consumer's product android tablet app currently used by Sony US and now do great stuff with an amazing team at Mirego.You can follow Marcos at:Google Plus +marcospaulosdTwitter @marcospaulosd