Be nice. Or else.
I'd suspect it's because that URL structure makes it look a bit like a phishing scam – presumably Twitter blocks any URLs that contain 'twitter' or 'facebook' in the base URL for that reason?
It's pretty multifaceted: women who have been averse to reporting harassment for a bunch of reasons, HR teams who haven't taken this stuff seriously before, those in hiring positions who don't understand issues with having really gender-skewed teams, those looking for legal advice (or those who weren't even aware that affordable legal advice existed).
I'd respectfully suggest that the audience for this site might be somebody like you – somebody who is presumably an ally and wants to see progress in this area. One peripheral goal of this movement is to encourage those who don't engage in harassment to speak to those who do, to gradually make it clear that such behaviour isn't tolerated. You may not know anybody who engages in harassment, but many men do – and sites like this provide frameworks to sit down and start difficult discussions to encourage them to reach that point of understanding.
Shipping half a dozen new features a month isn't bad – I'm pretty happy with XD's progression over the last year! Adobe is a big company but XD is a new tool, and I think considered, gradual progression is the smart way to develop, instead of whacking together a slapdash Figma/Sketch clone.
If you log out of Dropbox and visit the homepage, the new branding is in effect. But what is super confusing to me is whether this branding will eventually make its way into the service itself, or whether it is going to be reserved purely for their marketing materials (ads /call to action pages etc). If the former... I can imagine a whole lot of confused and unhappy users. If the latter, there's going to be a huge disconnect between how the service is marketed and how it actually looks/feels.
You might want to check outEmojiOne — their 2016 release is open source and has been forked a few hundred times.
I'm not sure how realistic it is for design assets created by major tech companies to be open sourced, unless the express purpose is to enable further development of those projects. To be fair, though, Apple tend to be extremely lax with policing the use of their emoji set.
Check out Facebook's 'Diverse Device Hands' resources (if you haven't found already) — there's some age diversity in there as well: http://facebook.design/handskit.html
How so? I find CC libraries to be a pretty impressive technical feat considering how many different apps Adobe are enabling asset/style-sharing through. Definitely not perfect yet, of course! Is it XD's particular approach you find lacking?
I'm totally with you on this! The issue for me is when previous designers lean heavily on these kinds of themes/plugins as a way to knock out client work quickly, without informing clients of how expensive and time consuming it will be if they need to move away from them. (That said, this looks fantastic for those aware of the nature of what it's doing!)
I actually thought most of the redesigns were quite nice, as was the reasoning for adopting a type-centric approach. That said, I think this is much more useful as a prototyping strategy than an aesthetic to follow for final/shipping products.
There's a point at which any of this stuff, taken to extremes, really harms accessibility. I think the Lufthansa example demonstrates this most clearly — in practice, at least a portion of users may be moving through the site in an unfamiliar language. Leaning predominantly on language to convey meaning in those contexts can leave those users at a huge disadvantage.
Be nice. Or else.
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