Judging brands' #WorldEmojiDay tweets ... with emojis It’s #WorldEmojiDay and in case you were worried that brands didn’t notice, fear not: they have. Today’s international holiday is in celebration of the calendar emoji on Apple iOS, which displays July 17 — hey, that’s today! Topsy measures 35,000 tweets with the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay, with most of them coming from brands.
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Five glorious presentations on visual thinking Do you think in words or pictures, or both? Visual thinking engages the part of the brain that handles visual processing, and is said to be both "emotional and creative" so you can "organise information in an intuitive and simultaneous way". A picture really might be worth a thousand words, while being easier to understand and recall. Therefore it is worth exploring how visual thinking can help you communicate ideas to colleagues and clients. Golden Bee Global Biennale Of Graphic Design 2016 Organised by the Golden Bee Fund and endorsed by Alliance Graphigue Internationale, International Biennales Coordinating Committee and International Council of Design, the Golden Bee Global Biennale of Graphic Design has opened its call for entries for posters and projects created in 2014-2016. There are eight categories: • Posters • Digital Design • Handmade Design • Pioneers Of Russian Design • Chernobyl, Fukushima • Crime And Punishment • Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise • Mercy There is also the additional category 'All Gold Of The World 2014-2016. Golden Bee Special Project' for posters that won awards in 2012-2014 at the most important international competitions.
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70+ Subtle Patterns Perfect for Minimal Designs When taking a minimalistic approach to designing a website, the key is to keep things clean and clutter free. It’s important not to over-design and use tons of graphical elements, but this doesn’t mean you can’t use any. So for this post, we’ve rounded up a collection of subtle patterns for when your minimal design needs a little something. Subtle Light Tile Pattern Vol3 Subtle Light Tile Pattern vol1 Does That Emoji Mean What You Think it Means? New Research Looks at Emoji Misinterpretation Does that emoji you’ve sent really mean what you think it means? While most of emoji seem to have a generic meaning or implication, a new study has found that emoji interpretation can vary significantly, and depending on the emoji you use, that could be an important consideration. The study, conducted by GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota, found that a particular concern is that emoji are displayed differently across different devices and operating systems, and that can lead to vastly different meanings. For example, here’s the ‘grinning face with smiling eyes’ emoji as displayed across a variety of systems.
#Sketchnotes: Characters and Locations Sketchontes are inherently about letting, borders, arrows, visual concepts, and other adornments. I’ve seen many well-drawn and formatted sketchnotes that did not have a single character. So why am I dedicating a weekly post to just characters and locations? Because this is my favorite part of Sketchnoting…the doodling part!
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