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Over the last year, we’ve put a lot of energy into creating content on our blog. We’ve tried to make our blog a destination for useful and inspiring education, storytelling, product, and company news. Our posts have kicked off conversations about workflows, contributing to local economies, and the visualization of version control.

A few months ago, our team started talking about how we can improve the blog experience for both existing customers as well as new readers who aren’t as familiar with who we are and what we do. …

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For one week in August I charted the way our team uses emoji in Slack.

Going in to the project, I had a handful of notions about what I might find: I figured we probably 👋 a few times a day, near the end and the beginning, especially on Monday and Friday. I thought there’d be a lot of 👍, which can be a quick way to approve small design changes. I wondered if we’d use 😄 more on Friday than on Monday.

Here are the top ten emojis used that week, arranged by hour from 8:00am EST, Monday, August 1st, through 8:00pm Friday, August 5th, 2016. …


Vince Joy

Designer, dad-joke teller, dog-person. Working on the Brand Design team at Abstract.

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