I love Material Design, don't get me wrong, but it falls apart visually when you are dealing with the UX associated with some inputs.
Specifically, text areas are one pain point for the users. The users do not understand why there is a floating line below the input and think its just a break, proceeding to scroll over the area not input any information.
If the textarea is smaller like an input, then they don't assume a larger response is available.
This is my current UI, but it definitely doesn't look pleasing...
I'm curious as to other potential ways to represent a textarea and a select input.
There was a suggestion as to WHY this is done, I'm not looking for why more so what is another way, if any, to represent these two areas that may look a little better alongside Material Design. Or, is there anything I can do to help MD function better in my use-case.