15 September 2017
15 September 2017

What UX emoji would you design?

At last week’s UX Cambridge conference, we set the challenge to design a new UX emoji. We had great fun this week laying all the entries out on a table and choosing our favourites, X Factor style , until one of the entries literally got four yeses for ‘making that emoji their own’ (that’s enough X Factor clichés).

UX Cambridge 1

We judged the entries on clarity, originality, and humour, and while there were many that impressed us, there were two stand-outs. We couldn’t put the decision to the audience vote (enough!) so we decided the winner of our top 10 UX books should be the one that most met the criteria – congratulations, Alex Reynish:

UX Cambridge 2

But … we’re also awarding a prize for this stunning entry from Ed Jones, which would have won had the criteria included ‘attention to detail’ and ‘use of crash test dummy’:

UX Cambridge 3

We’re going to turn the winning entry into a usable emoji we’ll publish, and will send off the prizes to our deserving winners as soon as we can.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and to everyone who came to our workshop – we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at UX Cambridge again next year. In the meantime, if you also love to find, define, explore, and solve really tricky design challenges, then consider joining our design team at Redgate.

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