How to Record Your iPhone Screen on iOS 8 & 9
This is a how to video that shows audiences how to record the screen of your iPhone using your mac laptop. This video was very useful as most people were not aware of this new feature included in the iOS and OS X updates. This proved to be very helpful in creating my digital artefact as I was unsure of how to record people picking and choosing emojis until I came across this video. I realised as most people used emojis on phones it would be great to be able to record the screen of the phone as people picked out their emoji.
Mac Apps Support: iMovie
This is apple’s support site that shows users how to use all the available functions on iMovie. This site was very useful as I have never done much video editing and it managed to help me learn the basics of using iMovie and figuring out the different effects and tools available for me to create a better video. It was also helpful in terms of identifying the type of video files that was best compatible with the iMovie and had information on what to do if certain files couldn’t be imported onto the application. This was a very good guide for someone who is new to iMovie.
What Does Your Emoji Usage Say About You
This is an article by the telegraph dealing with how the usage of emoji has become very relevant in our society and how it can differ based on a number of different factors such as age, nationality and gender. This article was very relevant to our digital artefact as it explains that people in today’s society prefer to use emoji’s to communicate, which was what we are trying to do in our digital artefact, get people to communicate with emojis. However, this article also took a look at how having emojis as a language can be quite difficult as people can have different interpretations of an emoji, which is definitely something to consider when you are doing interviews.
5 Tips For Filming a Vox Pop Video
This article talks about 5 ways to prepare when you are about to film and interview people on the streets. As this is one of the main elements of my Digital Artefact, this article was very helpful in terms of preparing to do the interviews. While we did not get people to sign release papers we did make it a point to mention the potential interviewees that they would be recorded and the recordings would be posted online. This article also covers the basics steps that need to be taken before street interviews which were very useful as while those things seem to be simple steps it probably wouldn’t have crossed my mind if I hadn’t come across this article. However I feel like this article still didn’t address all my concerns as vox pops are mostly about getting people to speak their opinions, using emojis to answer is very different from this and will not generate similar responses to traditional vox pops.
Can You Solve These Emoji Puzzles
This is a video that shows two people text each other emojis and the other is suppose to guess what song or movie or tv show the emojis represent. This was a good example of how to use emojis in creative ways and gave me ideas that I could potentially use for my digital artefact. What was interesting about this was not just the video but also the comments for this video. Different people came to different conclusions about the what the emojis were suppose to signify and some people initially didn’t see how a string of emojis was suppose to represent what it did. I thought this video was a good look into the emoji culture we currently have and how we could potentially use that culture to create an interesting digital artefact. It was also good for noting how people react to certain emojis.
The Gun Emoji Just Landed a Guy in Jail
This article talks about how the law enforcement is dealing with people’s usage of emojis and how some emojis can be viewed as threatening. This is interesting because it shows that the usage of emojis have become relevant enough that the law has taken into consideration the usage of emojis as a threat. However, this article also talks about how popular culture uses emojis such as the knife emoji and gun emoji as a slang as opposed to it being used in a threatening manner so context is very important. Given that a majority of our interviewees will be university students, this article brings to attention how these demographic might go about using certain emojis. This also makes it clear to me that emojis just like words need to be contextualise as despite using the same emoji, it could mean something completely different in a different context.
Why and How I Created Emoji
This piece is a short written interview with Shigetaka Kurita who is the creator of emojis. This was very helpful in understanding the thought process when it came to the creation of emojis. One of the main points of the article was that emojis was an extension of how people could convey their emotions through text. This is a good argument to make as it is something that can be seen in our digital artefact when people answer questions with emojis, the outcome might be something that would be different if they were to answer that question using words instead. I feel like the ability for people to express themselves is different when using emojis and words and I would like to see to what ability people can express opinions when they’re given the choice of using just emojis.
Uptown Funk – Emoji Lyrics
This video shows the lyrics in Bruno Mars’ song Uptown Funk completely in emojis only. This shows that people were capable of expressing words in emojis and that there is great entertainment value in that given the significant amount of views that this video got. It was clear that people liked seeing the usage of emojis in trying to portray something, which connects to what our digital artefact aims to do. Videos like this show just how well the usage of emojis can be maximised to it’s full potential by having it represent complete sentences or phrases and I hope to be able to capture that in my digital artefact.
Emoji love: The science behind emoticons
This article talks about the science behind why people like using emojis in their written conversations and concludes that it’s because it makes them feel better and more satisfied. I agree with this statement as people seem to use emojis in all forms of written communication now wether it is email or text messages or tweets. The article claims that people feel happier about using emojis and I think this is great for my digital artefact idea as it might make people more willing to participate in an interview that only requires them to answer using emojis.
Emoji – A New Universal Language
This article is on how emojis have become a globalised language especially with the addition of emojis of different skin tones, the word of the year being an emoji and search engines have started to accept emoji queries. This article portrays emojis as something new and contemporary that has many possibilities surrounding it and it was a good insight to what we could potentially do with our digital artefact. I think this article is good in expressing that emojis are a universal concept which means that a digital artefact using emojis might be able to cater to a larger audience.
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