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The Evolution of Material Design’s Text Fields

The Evolution of Material Design’s Text Fields

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Material Design is continually evolving. The style of the Material text fields changed in 2017 for the following reasons:

  • Users didn't know that they could interact and click on the text field (the most common way users enter and edit text in forms and dialogues).
  • ...

Two studies were conducted to improve the usability of text fields and to find out which text field variable to change.

  • The first study aimed to get a sense of the design styles that worked best instead of finding a single best individual text field.
  • The second study aimed to d...

Main findings

The results of the two studies showed that these elements of text fields were of most value: 

  • Enclosed text fields with a rectangular shape performed better than those with a line affordance. 
  • The text field box should be represented ...

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