When Google released its Google Now app we saw our first look at a card-based UI in an Android app. Touted as being able to show you “the right information at the right time”, this new design for displaying information is elegant. It’s a simple and to-the-point method that standardizes information onto a single “card”, separated from other information.
It should come as no surprise. We’ve been using cards for a very long time in our everyday lives. Libraries used to catalog all their books and media offerings on individual cards in something [...]