Pixar Artist Designs New Facebook Emoticons

Pixar Artist Designs New Facebook Emoticons
technology

Matt Jones is creating a set of digital images that reflect more complex or subtle emotions.

Emma Hutchings
  • 11 february 2013

Pixar story artist Matt Jones is working on a broader range of emoticons for Facebook, so we can express more subtle and complex emotions online using the simple images.

BuzzFeed reports that Jones was set this task by UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner, after he heard about Pixar’s research into facial expressions for their new film by Pete Docter. Keltner had just started work with Facebook to improve their emoticons and approached Pixar, which is how he met Jones.

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