Google recently redesigned its emojis to offer 53 non-binary characters in an effort to be more inclusive and have diverse representation available in the way the vast majority of the world communicates.
Tackling the concept of gender-ambiguous emojis was left to Jennifer Daniel, the designer at Google. She notes: "I personally don’t believe there is one visual design solution at all, but I do believe to avoid it is the wrong approach here. We can’t avoid race, gender, any other number of things in culture and class. You have to stare it in the face in order to understand it. That’s what we’re trying to do–to [find] the signifiers that make something feel either male or female, or both male and female.”
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