Designing smarter inclusive interfaces for better Inclusive Design- an emoji case study

thumbs up icon changing colors white, black, yellow
Slack email icon showing a rotating skin color ‘thumbs up’.
Slack emoji selector interface with various emoji symbols
Slack’s new (2021) emoji default feature. Yes, it’s lower right. My eye usually stays up at the top of the dialog when searching for an emoji.
Slack emoji selector interface with various emoji symbols- skin tone picker showing various tones.
Slack’s new (2021) emoji default feature- expanded to show skin tone default picker.

Emoji inclusion still has a way to go…

Emoji Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021 (Adobe Report)

coments from Apple Insider blog post describing emoji customiation

How can emojis and inclusive interfaces get smarter?

Frank Spillers CEO Experience Dynamics

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