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haha, good one! Can be a perfect solution for many teams.
Thank you, Anthony, for your opinion. Maybe I should work on expressing my thoughts more, because: 1. I don't think in any way that Barclays were racists. The image paring was sent to me by a colleague as an example of racism, but I decided to take a closer look. 2. In the article, I mentioned that actually, Barclays did a great job having different people on the images 3. The question asked was basically what photo the designer should have used to be totally safe from any possible accusations. That's why I mentioned not using a photo of a single male.
This article represents 2 things: - on the one hand, there are designers, art directors, company owners who can easily get accused of being racist, sexist, homophobic and so on based on a single photo, video, ad text, that in most cases has nothing to do with that or is quite circumstantial. Plus it makes design job really hard at this part - to make everyone happy. - on the other hand, we all are a part of this reality, and yes, we think in stereotypes and exclude some people based on gender, race, orientation, etc.
The conclusion will be the same, to make a difference we need: 1. stop jumping to conclusions and accusations 2. care if our own design is relevant to reality and not only stereotypes
In the case of Barclays, I am sure it is about the point of view of a perceiver. Though it still could have raised some aggressive accusations. And this is sad because I believe in terms of design most of the racism/sexism glimpses are circumstantial.
Do you often get accused of being racist, sexist and so on because of images, videos, ad texts you used for product/website/app?
If so, how many of those cases are fair in your opinion?
Oh, thanks! Hope you will use it
Great! Yes, we know this pain, hopefully, Fugue will help people. As I mentioned we hired a special person who is listening to music on different websites, trying to find something quality, And it took him 6 months to pick those composers we have now.
Thank you! Will talk with the team on how to implement that.
Today we've released a collection of 700 hand-picked music tracks - https://www.producthunt.com/posts/fugue-2
It was a new experience for us, it took us 6 months to choose composers (of course we hired a special person with a good music taste for this since we're a team of designers and developers).
One of the challenging tasks was to categorize the music. We asked our users to participate - hundreds of people helped us.
Tell us what do you think! Design? Choice of music? Usability?
And we will be thrilled if you send us your projects with these tracks.
P.S. Some people said that it is also a great playlist for a creative process.
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