Google Seed Studio has now introduced its new Little Signals concept for softer notifications. Something that was first noticed by The Verge.
Little Signals consists of six different objects that are designed to be charming and soothing while they can give notifications.
Air can give off small gusts of wind to move nearby objects, such as the leaves of a plant.
Button is a button that can be up or down and where the top can be turned for more or fewer details. The button gets longer the more information it has to share and plays a sound when full.
Movement consists of seven spikes that through height and movement can represent information graphically, such as a calendar or timer.
Rhythm emits different ambient sounds depending on what needs to be communicated. It can be turned off by pulling your hand over it or by turning it upside down.
Shadow communicates by changing the shape of its shadow.
And finally, we have Tap that provides notifications in the form of small tweaks.
You can see all the objects demonstrated in the video above.
The extent to which the design will appear in Google’s standard products remains to be seen.
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