Characterising the inventive appropriation of emoji as relationally meaningful in mediated close personal relationships

Ryan Kelly, Leon Watts

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Abstract

Emoji are two-dimensional pictographs that were originally designed to convey emotion between participants in text-based conversation. This paper draws on interview data to identify ways in which emoji have been appropriated in pursuit of relationally meaningful behaviours in contemporary messaging applications. We suggest that the presence of appropriable tools like emoji might influence the selection of a communication channel for particular types of mediated conversation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2015
Event Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, Circumstances, and Design - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 20 Sep 201520 Sep 2015

Workshop

Workshop Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, Circumstances, and Design
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period20/09/1520/09/15

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    Kelly, R., & Watts, L. (2015). Characterising the inventive appropriation of emoji as relationally meaningful in mediated close personal relationships. Paper presented at Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, Circumstances, and Design, Oslo, Norway.