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Emoji story

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An Emoji story is a method to interpret collected data by translating it into a story. In the story, you leave out specific words that describe important and emotional concepts and change them for Emoji‘s.

To be used after having collected data of user behaviour, context and emotions.



Helps to filter out the most important elements that influence a user’s experience.



1. Go through the collected data on context, the user and possible problems, etc.

2. Pick one specific scene that you feel is relevant and depicts an opportunity and design challenge.

3. Write a short story, first only with words.

4. Choose which elements and feelings should be highlighted and change them with Emoji’s.


Make sure the story describes a user, context, event and the impact!


A short story with visualised emotions and concepts with Emoji’s.


Use the emotions and main elements to inspire your design direction.


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