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.
|Apr 05, 2020||2.0.0|
|Feb 04, 2020||1.0.0|
Includes all interactive states that are applicable (hover, down, focus, keyboard focus, disabled).
Includes relevant options (variant, style, size, orientation, optional iconography, decorations, selection, error state, etc.)
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).
Includes guidelines for layout (wrapping, truncation, overflow), animation, interactions, etc.
Includes a list of dos and don’ts that highlight best practices and common mistakes.
Follows WCAG 2.0 standards for contrast (AA).
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 included in Spectrum DNA.
Includes a downloadable XD file that has been generated by code and shows multiple variations, states, color themes, and scales.
Component is included in the Spectrum for Adobe XD plugin.