** According to a recent Adobe survey, the world needs more emoji diversity. **
According to a recent Adobe survey, the vast majority of people around the world want emojis to be more inclusive and culturally distinct so they can express themselves.
According to Adobe's new Global Emoji Diversity & Inclusion survey, 83 percent of global emoji users want designers to provide more inclusive representation in the tiny digital images used to express emotions.
According to the survey, 54 percent of frequent emoji users from seven countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, and South Korea, thought their culture was adequately represented in current emoji options. Just 37% of disabled emoji users said they felt reflected by the currently available emoji.
In a blog post about the research, Adobe typeface designer and font developer Paul Hunt wrote, "Culture was the No. 1 group of emoji that respondents wanted to see more inclusion in, followed closely by age and race / ethnicity." "This is particularly true for respondents who speak more than one language, as well as 41% of Gen Z, who want to see emoji choices that better reflect their culture."
More emoji options that represent personal identities are desired by 80 percent of Black emoji users, 78 percent of Latinx emoji users, and 71 percent of Asian emoji users in the United States and the United Kingdom. Seventy-two percent of LGBTQ+ emoji users around the world said they wish there were more choices.
People shouldn't use emoji skin tone modifiers that don't fit their ethnic identity, according to 47% of emoji users, and using the wrong skin tone is offensive and awkward, according to 48%.
The most common customization options emoji users said would better match their personal appearance were hair color or hairstyle, clothing accessories, body shape, and eye color.
esearchers discovered that the desire for more inclusive emojis differs significantly by generation, with 74% of Gen Zers wishing for emoji customization choices that better represent their personal identities.
"I was surprised by the results of this year's survey," Hunt said, "particularly with emoji users of all ages responding that more representation options are required to help communicate important personal issues like localized cultural touchstones, gender / sexual identities, and the range of users' abilities."
Adobe has teamed up with Emojination, an inclusive emoji advocacy organization, to promote the development of more representative emoji for people all over the world. Emojination advocates have previously persuaded designers to produce more than 100 emojis, including symbols for interracial couples, hijabs, and the sari garments worn by women in India.
According to the report, "the majority of emoji users believe that inclusive emoji will help spark meaningful discussions about critical cultural and social issues."
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