Posted by Kendall Wenaas
Five different hair and skin-tone combinations are available for each person emoji. Photo by Kendall Wenaas.
In addition to the typical bug fixes and improved performance, Apple’s newest iOS update came with a much-needed, redesigned emoji keyboard.
Besides some new national flags—Canada’s has finally made the list—new animals and other assorted icons have been added.
But perhaps the most important change is in the people emojis. They’ve all been turned yellow—until you click on them. Then five different skin and hair color combinations pop up.
Posted by Paityn Langley
A 33 year-old white cop, Michael Slager, was charged with murder for shooting and killing a black man, Walter Scott. After being pulled over for a broken tale light and confronted, Scott ran away from Slager. It was then that Slager shot and killed Scott.
Posted by Melissa S.
Google updates its algorithm almost monthly. But with an upcoming update expecting “significant” effects, many are reading the small print and preparing their websites for the impact. Continue reading
posted by Brita Olmstead
Last week youth media company and digital content creation studio Vice Media struck a deal with HBO to not only renew its ongoing weekly documentary series for another four years, but to also launch a daily newscast.
Even though the show won’t begin airing until late 2015, there has already been a lot of buzz over what this might mean for TV news. A Variety article suggested that the deal should “Should Scare the S*** Out of TV News” because of how it might challenge conventional reporting.
Posted by Jenny Krane
Yesterday, police investigating the alleged gang rape on University of Virginia’s campus suspended their investigation after finding no evidence to support the accuser’s claim. Jackie, the victim of the alleged rape, was aided in telling her story by an in-depth piece by Rolling Stone.
Posted in Student Posts
Tagged accuracy, blog 2, investigation, Jenny Krane, journalism, journalists, media, rape case, Rolling Stone, source, trust, UVA
Posted by Taylor Eisenhauer
At the end of February, Fast Company launched a new mobile app, which serves as a prototype for Adobe’s new Digital Publishing Suite.
The updated suite will “completely re-imagine [the] mobile experience,” according to Adobe’s blog. Magazines digitally published using this technology will resemble print magazines less and websites more. Content will be updated in real-time, and readers will have the option to browse since the layout will no longer be in fixed dimension format for one screen. Continue reading
Posted By: Sarah Mattes
Photo courtesy of Gareth Saunders via Flickr
In a world where new technology is popping up over night, how can we keep all the “old” technology up to date and be just as inspiring as the next best thing?
Today’s college campuses are swarming with new design classes, new media formats, more advanced software; all these new elements concerned with the topic of design and how design affects the way we view the world around us. But if you take a minute and scan a couple websites throughout the internet, you will see some striking similarities between different sites.
Posted in In the Media, Student Posts, Technology/hardware
Tagged blog 2, design elements, Gareth Saunders, Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable news, media design, minimalist design, minimalistic, minor design elements, nbc news, new technology, Time magazine, web design, website design