An avatar is a thumbnail representation of an entity, such as a user or an organization.
Avatar sizes scale exponentially, based on the Spectrum type scale. These range from size-50 to size-700. An avatar can also be customized to fit appropriately for your context.
Avatars can have a defined image, which is usually uploaded by a user.
An avatar in a disabled state shows that an avatar exists, but is not available or a user is not active in that circumstance. This can be used to maintain layout continuity and communicate that an avatar may become available or active later.
From the design point of view, each component has a number of options. These options and their names are platform agnostic, and each implementation should adapt these to fit into their framework.
50 / 75 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 / custom
image / nothing
yes / no
An avatar can be navigated using a keyboard. The keyboard focus state adds a blue ring to the avatar in focus.
Use branded generic avatars when a user has not set their avatar image. These images are designed to be abstracted from all genders, locales, and cultures.
Don’t make assumptions and use gendered placeholder avatars.
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Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).
Works properly across all four color themes (lightest, light, dark, darkest).
Includes a desktop scale (UWP, macOS, web desktop) and a mobile scale (iOS, Android, web mobile).
Color is not used as the only visual means of conveying information (WCAG 2.0 1.4.1).
Text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 for small text and at least 3:1 for large text (WCAG 2.0 1.4.3).
Visual information required to identify components and states (except inactive components) has a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 (WCAG 2.1 1.4.11).
UI language and information design considerations have been incorporated into component design.
Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)
Includes guidelines for keyboard focus, layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.
Includes a list of dos and don'ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.
Includes content standards or usage guidelines for how to write or format in-product content for the component.
Works properly across various locales and includes guidelines for bi-directionality (RTL).
Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for keyboard accessibility guidelines and includes a description of the keyboard interactions.
All design attributes (color, typography, layout, animation, etc.) are available as design tokens.
Includes a downloadable XD file that shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Includes a downloadable XD file, generated by code using design tokens defined in Spectrum DNA, and shows multiple options, states, color themes, and platform scales.
Component is included in the Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin.