@Nirzar brought up the following question recently in connection to our conversations about general icon process:
Should we create everything from scratch or use something like for example Material Icon set? It's well
- open source
How are we dealing with apps' icons, as apps are very strongly aligned to native guidelines?
When we are talking about web (desktop and mobile), do we (designers) have the resources to care process-wise as in invent and maintain?
With this task, I want to make sure that designers across teams are on the same page when facing above questions.
Outcome of discussion (summarized):
- We're continuing to maintain and extend our icon set, currently located at Wikimedia/WikiFont
- We might take other open-source icon sets as (inspirational) fork base, mentioned here Material Icons.
- We gonna collect our icon addition guidelines
Further discussion will be taking place at T135081: Icon process within Wikimedia Foundation Design and its sub-tasks.