I have a passion for learning about communication between people.
As many of you know, only a portion of communication between us can be achieved in the written or spoken word.
Any idea that can enhance written communication is always worth learning about.
I recently came across a fascinating article about emoji. The author states...
"I believe that emoji are still very useful for enhancing and enriching the text of our contemporary digital conversations and interactions, injecting a note of humour, affection or even melancholy into the most concise message."The author goes on to describe the Visual Language of Comics. I had never considered emoji or the Visual Language of Comics to be anything other than fun, but taking this view as an improvement to communication is fascinating.
By example, a word in English might mean something to the writer but interpreted to mean something else by someone with an origin in a different language.
It is fascinating to me is that although the author feels the Visual Language of Comics is more powerful, there seems to be a natural evolution taking place with the emoji language and it already has the ability to improve written communication for everyone with a computer today.
Perhaps the power of emoji is the ability to have a written language combined with visual representation as a method of cross-check of intent. If the visual representation matches what I have assumed to be the message, my understanding is correct.
As much as I enjoy comics, I know I'm a terrible artist. For me at least, this would be the reason I couldn't conceivably use Comic Language to communicate.
However, if I took emoji seriously, I think it could work.
Here, I'll give it a try...
Here is the original article for your reference....