Goals: We want your help revamping our badges! We need the new badges to visually convey the rank and importance our engineers have achieved. Engineers should aspire to achieve higher badges and should clearly understand the expertise and contribution of the engineer by the badge.
Colors & Icons: We are looking for color schemes that inspire gamers!
What We Need: We are looking for your assistance replacing our 13 rank badges with more vibrant and game inspired badges. Images should be fun and visibly distinct down to 24x24 pixels. Below you will see the current list of badges in order of importance:
(see "current_badges.jpg" -- attached)
Badges that identify a specific level of contribution in Tech Zone (from highest to lowest):
Elite Level 3
Elite Level 2
Elite Level 1
Expert Level 3
Expert Level 2
Expert Level 1
Specialist Level 3
Specialist Level 2
Specialist Level 1
Associate Level 3
Associate Level 2
Associate Level 1
Observer (have logged in enough times to be an observer)
New Member (recently registered in Tech Zone)
Badges that identify a specific Role in the Tech Zone:
Moderator - person responsible for monitoring the discussion boards
Technical Content Engineer (TCE) - engineers focused driving the creation of valuable content
Technical Writers - they are focused and reviewing documents created by TCEs to make sure they are compliant with the guidelines
Expert - an engineer that is the expert in his technology field
Founder - for the engineers that are the founders and creators of Tech Zone
We are looking for designs that convey the importance of being at each rank. Users should be able to look at the badge and immediately go "Ah ha! that engineer is a Specialist Level 3 and they are really contributing a lot...I need to contribute more so I can get that badge" or "Hey, I'm an Expert Level 1 and now I want to do more to be an Expert Level 2!"
(see "example_badges.jpg" -- attached)
In the previous example the badge represents a rank for of "Elite" and the level is represented by the stars in the badge.
It's not easy to understand a users level and rank with our current badge design. See examples below.
(see "current_badges.jpg -- attached)
Our current Community Administrator and Moderator badges: