Did you notice how Facebook did a logo makeover last week? Well, this change was so subtle that people didn’t even notice. While logo change was driven by design and generic approach, today in another refined change, Facebook changed the friends and groups icon.
Caitlin writes that this set her on an icon design quest that resulted in change of the female shoulders as well as the Darth Vader-like helmet look of the lady haircut and some changes in male icon too. The new male icon too got its shoulders and hair fixed.
After the design, there came the most important question: the placement! In the old icon, the man icon stood ahead of the woman, who was lurking in his shadow and her size was scaled down to a distance behind him. Caitlin expresses herself:
So decided to place both man and woman equally in the icon with woman getting the front position, but slightly smaller than the man. She describes:
Apart from this change in “friends” icon, changes were made in the “groups” icon too. This new icon again witnessed woman getting placed in front of the man.
These changes may seem very small to many of you, but they refer to the increasing awareness regarding gender issues at Facebook. Tell your thoughts about this design change in “friends” icon by Facebook?
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