Cards

The Card component contain content and actions about a single subject.

Anatomy

A card component only has a single slot. Cards can contain icons, images or labels, are customizable.

By default, cards are rectangular with rounded corners and a gradient background. If you want to ensure that your card is fully displayed on the screen, give it a maximum height of 60% of the screen. Circular displays clip up to 20% of the top and bottom of the screen.

Title Card

Use Title cards to show information within an application, such as a message. Title cards have a three slot layout which includes a title, an optional time field, and the relevant content, which is either an image or text.

App Card

Use App cards to show interactive elements from multiple applications. App cards have a five slot layout that includes an application icon, the application name, the time that the activity occurred, a Title of some sort and the relevant content, which is either an image or text.

Design recommendations

Image card

Image cards display content relating to a single topic with a background image. Image cards can also display standalone images.

TitleCard(
    onClick = { ... },
    title = { Text("Workout") },
    backgroundPainter = CardDefaults.imageWithScrimBackgroundPainter(
        backgroundImagePainter = painterResource(id = R.drawable.backgroundimage)
    ),
    contentColor = MaterialTheme.colors.onSurface,
    titleColor = MaterialTheme.colors.onSurface
) {
    Text("12 songs · 1 Hour 32 mins")
}

Sizes

Card width

Cards default to the maximum width of the container.

Card height

Card height is flexible. It is determined by the components’ content.

On round watch faces, cards that are taller than 60% of the height of the screens are clipped.