Paul Louis did a great job. He managed to deliver on time and on quality. He was easy to communicate with and it was a pleasure to discover the results of his work every morning with the TZ difference.
Very attentive and creative
- Vextra Designs
Thank you for the great icons!
How it-processing started their icon or button journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Our product "verbalix portable" is a multimedia software application for writing meeting proceedings.
It is mainly used by parliaments of Cantons, communities or cities, but also by courts of law and political committees.
Transcript writers will use the application during the meeting to record the speeches (audio) and set so called "marks" which represent events on the meeting timeline (e.g. when discussion of a new affair starts or when a new person is speaking).
After the meeting, they transcribe the speeches and write down vote results and resolutions while listening to the recorded audio. The proceeding can then be exported in different formats for publishing or distribution among the meeting participants.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We need a new icon set for the application since we just did a complete redesign of the user interface. The old icons are inconsistent and do not fit in with the new design.
Thus, we are now looking for a set of uniformly looking icons that match the new "flat design" of the application. With this contest, we want to get ideas / suggestions for the 10 most important icons of our application: those to insert events on the timeline.
You find screenshots and the description of the icons in the attachment.
This is a business application and the icons should therefore look professional (and not playful). Most icons will be used in size 24x24 pixels and should therefore be clearly distinguishable at this size. Please do not use too many colors in the icons since we use colors to differentiate the types of events.
In the end, we will need to replace all the icons in the applications. So we want the winner to design the complete set of icons after the contest during a 1:1 project. The set consists of approximately 150 icons of which about 50% are specific to the application whereas the rest is pretty standard. So we ask you to only enter into this contest if you are willing to proceed with a 1:1 project afterwards. This list of all icons is also attached, just so you know what is to be expected.
Some clarifications on terminology:
- "Vote" is a political voting (politicians vote yes or no on a subject), not a vote in the sense of rating something.
- "Affair" is a political subject, an item that is discussed in parliament (potentially several times), something like a political bill. In verbalix, the are used to structure meetings like agenda items.
- We ask for a common element for all event icons that also indicates whether the event is a start event, intermediate event or end event. In our current icons, this is achieved with the border with the "wavy" lines indicating at which end the "building blocks" can be joined together.