Showing my work at Google I/O 2014

Projects | June 25, 2014 | 7 Comments

Many people asked me what I will and have been doing at Google. Most of my works are secret, and this is the only thing I can share now.
There was a project to update Google website with new design (material design) when I joined at Google. Everyone in Google wanted to show the new design with smooth animation on mobile browsers, but they thought it’s not possible. Because animating most of HTML elements is not smooth on mobile. That’s why Avni Shah, who is the speaker at the I/O, said “this thing wasn’t possible a year ago” at Google I/O.
I’ve created new way to make 60fps animation for mobile web for the project, and I made prototypes which have nice animations and user interaction using the way. When I showed my prototypes, it blows everyone’s mind and there was a huge impact to Google mobile animation.
Linus Upson (Engineering VP) introduced my work on his G+, Everyone has wanted to learn how I made it, I’ve got several bonuses and Chrome team has focused on all my works to improve Chrome browser. Now I’m one of the important person for the next generation of Google website, and my works became standard of mobile animation in the project.
Google search is soul of Google and it is big opportunity to work for Google search. Also showing my work at a big show, such as Google I/O, is amazing experience. I’m very proud of it and so exciting!


Rafael Rinaldi  June 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Congratulations, man!

It would be awesome to have more detailed blog posts showing the way you’re approaching the performance limitations that mobile browsers have.

Gláuber  August 26, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Hey guy, since 2009 you have been my inspiration. Seriously! And reading this, even if I don’t know you personally, I’m glad this opportunity found you! Keep the great work! (ps: you may give online lessons, hehe)

MrTed  December 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Honestly, I have been going through your work and never knew you are very Expensive untill I read this post. I have been trying to contact you to do a job for me not knowing you are someone i cant afford to pay for your services. I most say you are the best i have seen so far in my life when it comes to design. Keep it up man.

Hiran  February 22, 2015 at 11:44 PM

This is really awesome Kim. What do you propose for native mobile apps? can we approach the same interactions for those apps?

Varun  August 4, 2015 at 1:01 PM

WOW Man, Really Material Design is a game changer and today people love it and want to implement it onto there sites and apps, Many thanks for making it possible.

Bhakti  February 7, 2016 at 10:23 PM

Mr. Kim, I really love your works. Now I’m finally make sure that I want to become a interactive developer just like you. Hope someday I can make my way to work at Google. :)

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