Blueconomics Business Solutions, Switzerland (http://www.blueconomics.com)
We are an innovative IT startup developing a unique software service to visualise stakeholder networks. We have great engineers, but no designers in our team, so we need your support !!!
PS: For an example of such a network, see map.png enclosed. In its simplest form, networks consist of companies (colour-coded), teams (characterized by large bubbles), stakeholders (i.e. individual persons shown as small bubbles) and relationships between them.
We are targeting business users in sales and marketing, who are mainly used to work with established CRM systems like SAP, Oracle/Siebel, Microsoft CRM or salesforce.com. But they might also be frequent users of social network services like linkedin, facebook, xing and twitter.
Similar to the zoom function design we have (see zoom.png), we are looking for straightforward, easy-to-use, self-explaining navigation buttons to
- add a new company to the map
- add a new team to the map
- add a new stakeholder to the map
- add a new relationship to the map
Please be creative on the form, content or motive of the button/icon. On the look and feel, please be very close to the zoom.png, so we can show a serious, common look&feel. Please also consider the transparency shown in zoom_transparency.png.
In a second step (exluded from this project), we also need some additional buttons for panning, reset and saving. So if you do a good job, we have some upside potential for you ;-)
We are looking forward to your ideas !!!