llewellyn hensley

Emergi: Emergency Emoji

Developed during a workshop with designer and writer Rob Giampietro, this project takes the form of an emoji character proposal. 

The existing emoji set is lighthearted and playful, with a focus on food, entertainment, travel, and leisure. This proposal offers a range of iconographic, utilitarian emoji which would allow communication of complex information during critical situations.

Proposals are reviewed for consideration by the Unicode Consortium quarterly. (The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit corporation devoted to developing, maintaining, and promoting software internationalization standards and data, particularly the Unicode Standard, which specifies the representation of text in all modern software products and standards.)

Emergency emoji (or emergi) will allow rapid communication during sensitive and critical situations, including medical emergencies, natural disasters, active shooter scenarios, and terrorist attacks. This proposal offers a range of iconographic, utilitarian emoji which would allow communication of complex information during critical situations.

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