Presentation zen with emoji

In presentations, I find myself in a constant battle with giving the audience enough visual cues so they can absorb my messages without cramming a lot of words on slides. In a recent talk, I was able to use emoji to help convey my point.


See the two iterations of my concluding slide. In the first, I only use words to describe my conclusions. In the second, I use a few straight emoji icons as well as some icons hand-crafted from emoji and good old clip-art.

Conclusions with words

Conclusions with words

Conclusions with emoji

Conclusions with emoji

This approach builds on the movement to describe science in emoji which can help make our messages clearer and more accessible.


About Jessica Jewell

Jessica Jewell is an Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology and a Professor at University of Bergen where she researches the feasibility of climate action (
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