What are they talking about?
What they say
Google designer Ivy Ross ( www.snipca.com/26053): ):
“The mission was to create a design language that reflects something that we believe is very Google and really sets the tone and develops a unique point of view - we want to be cohesive as a family of products and do what’s best for each product, never sacrificing the individual form and function of a singular product.”
What they mean
Google wants its products to have a recognisable style, but ease-of-use is its priority.