What is this?
- A quick 2-hour project that’s a riff off of tarot/magic eight ball/Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies.
- A 12-sided die with animal emojis for which the user can freely design their own interpretations, to promote new decision-making pathways.
Interpretation document (open-source)
Animal Emoji D12
Animal Emoji D12 🐣 Chick Rebirth: consider thinking from a fresh angle and starting from a clean slate. 🐲 Dragon Regal: consider establishing your personal boundaries, and remaining noble to your cause. 🐨 Koala Solitude: consider giving yourself the time and space to retreat. 🐻 Bear Adventure...
Notes on design choices
- Chose esthetically pleasing emojis (from the Apple set)
- Avoided domesticated animals because they may have more preconceived associations
- Chose animals that have complementary/opposite associations
- Chose D12 instead of D20 because I’m unsure of available surface area (bleed is already quite large with D12)
- Chose animals that have more Rickshaw associations like 🐲, 🦊, etc.
- Chose 🐨 and 🐻 since they are my favorite animals
- Avoided animals I don’t like such as 🦟
- Leaned towards animals that are surprisingly included in emoji sets but not frequently used, like 🦧 over 🐵
- Yuhong picked the 🐣, 🐠, and 🦀