A Provocation for Rethinking and Democratising Emoji Design

Sutton, Selina and Lawson, Shaun (2017) A Provocation for Rethinking and Democratising Emoji Design. In: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 7-12. ISBN 978-1-4503-4991-8

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Use of emoji is now pervasive in all manner of online messaging and communication. We review how emoji are selected for inclusion in the widely-accepted Unicode Standard and argue that end users are insufficiently engaged in this design process. We argue that this is a timely topic for discussion and call for suggestions to democratise methods for emoji design and selection. As an example we propose our own online platform for emoji co-design and argue that a design approach that engages with user communities more will result in emoji that are flexible across languages and cultures, and are used more frequently.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emoji; online messaging; standards; co-design
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Selina Sutton
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 07:19
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 02:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31171

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