emojiparty.club Critique

I will be critiquing the interactive website http://emojiparty.club/:

I appreciate how the emojis appear in the address bar as they are added to the party. This makes linking your party very easy, and it is aesthetically pleasing as well. Although it was nominated for a Webby award in the weird category, I do not think this project was weird or explorative at all. The responsiveness of both the emojis and audio are up to par. However, I do think that the user’s control is very limited and constrained. Additionally, the black background does not invoke a mood that is congruent with the rest of the piece.