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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17)|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jun 2017|
|Event||Designing Interactive Systems 2017 - |
Duration: 10 Jun 2017 → …
|Conference||Designing Interactive Systems 2017|
|Period||10/06/17 → …|