Do people know what emoji ‘really’ mean?

Malaika Miah


Supervised by Sandy Gould; Moderated by Stuart M Allen

Billions and billions of emoji are sent around the world every day. The Unicode Consortium defines which emoji exist and assigns a text description to each pictogram. But in reality we find emoji are used in many different ways. Sometimes consciously, sometimes not. In this project, you will try to understand whether people’s understanding of emoji matches the definition given by the Unicode consortium. If not, how do these understandings vary? For this project you will make use of web-programming skills to collect data and analytic methods and tools to try and understand what it is that you have found.

Initial Plan (07/02/2022) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (12/05/2022) [Zip Archive]

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