The Material design language is Google’s design language for Android apps, presented at Google I/O last summer. On a side note: if you take a look at some screenshots, you might say this has been inspired/copied from the Metro design language, with it’s clean and modern look and feel. And you could be right. Personally, I couldn’t care less. Companies and people copy from each other and are inspired by each other. Buy me a beer and we would have

Too often do we developers think as technical users. Take the following example I recently bumped into. Our application, an electronic health record for hospitals, needed a feature to send simple requests. The user would select a patient, select the request (let’s say ‘Request for MRI scan’), and then fill in the details (what to scan, for example). We would then simply send an email to the correct email address, and include a PDF in attachment. This PDF would contain