Microsoft unveils over 1800 new 3D emojis along with Clippy!

Microsoft unveils over 1800 new 3D emojis along with Clippy!

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At Microsoft, there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right. --- Bill Gates

The emoji developed constantly together with us to operate as vital, colorful communicators. Body language, subtle humor, or environmental conditions — the loss of them in digital contexts is of enormous importance to our communication as we observe and react to these indications by people. However, with emoji, several pixels our thinking and feeling can be telegraphed in a form that is fun, straightforward, and emotionally reassuring.

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Claire Anderson from Microsoft, Art Director and Emojiologist in the design team of the company today published a new piece on Medium on Redmond's work to overhaul the look of emojis for Windows and the other Microsoft services - more than 1800 in total, according to the firm. Anderson states that the team worked to "refreshen" these emojis substantially, creating something "innately fluent" via optional 3D designs and animations, leaving for 2D.

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Clippy is the show's star, with 3D emoji modified to provide much more charm. Officially named Clippit, the bouncing character with its large, googly eyes was designed by Kevan J. Atteberry. It could change its shape and be dragged around the screen in older Office programs, offering help with various features across the MS Office toolset.

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This is the idea sketches for Microsoft's new emoji to represent blended work reality. From left to right: multi-tasking, you’re on mute, no camera day, parenting-while-working, the pajama suit. image.png

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A major development is a move towards 3D that shows up on Windows and elsewhere with Microsoft's Emoji. "We opted for 3D designs over 2D and chose to animate the majority of our emoji," Anderson reveals. The emoji are revamped to incorporate vibrant and rich colors, with an emphasis on enjoyment at work. The 3D feature makes things truly pop and looks much more modern than what is already on Windows.

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Roughly 900 of these revised emojis are also presented in programs such as Microsoft Teams.

The new emojis of Microsoft could be an enhancement to the online services of Microsoft but also relate to the software maker's broader design goal. In recent years, Microsoft has faced challenges in adopting an 'open design,' a more consistent and humane strategy to software and hardware design throughout its different divisions.

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These 3D emojis will come in the following months throughout the whole Microsoft 365. Next month Flipgrid will have access to new emoji, which will include a Christmas upgrade of the Microsoft teams and Windows. Emoji upgrades will be available soon after, too, in Yammer, Outlook, and other Office programs.

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In addition to emoji, Microsoft brings its fluent aesthetics to life through more dynamic themes, drawings, backgrounds, and more within Microsoft 365.

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