These are chat archives for NeuroTechX/design

29th
Jul 2015
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 01:40
v1 of the new website. ready for a first round of feedback. we're use @DDamienP 's logo and other design elements
cc @Yannick-Roy @conorrussomanno @jnaulty @lambdaloop
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 01:51
:grinning:
Pierre Karashchuk
@lambdaloop
Jul 29 2015 02:00
make that neuron image at the bottom darker
add a black overlay, it's hard to see the text
the "Join the conversation" link points to a private gitter room?
maybe we should make it point to community
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:02
Try private browsing mode
Pierre Karashchuk
@lambdaloop
Jul 29 2015 02:03
so do we want a list of rooms then?
well okay why not
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:07
To be determined. I think that would be good. But keep in mind this website is a rough draft for now. To see if we happy with the info, logo, social media channels. We're still waiting on logo and text.
I think a real web designer is going to take over in Vancouvert
Right @Yannick-Roy ?
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:09
Is there a channel for admin talk?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:09
Yes NeurotechX
You need to be added to the org
I can add you if you want
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:10
Cool
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:13
you guys need to accept my invite
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:13
Love the layout the V1 version of it @marionleborgne
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:13
thanks!
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:15
I would recommend making it a little bit more obvious between the splash page and about section
But that is more of a personal preference
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:15
"Invitations are sent via email and can be accepted at https://github.com/NeuroTechX"
ok, noted. I am using a template.
HuaHo
@HuaHo
Jul 29 2015 02:17
I suggest taking out the "first" in the "The first international neurotech hackers network"
IMO by having "first" means there will be others, but we need to suggest to readers that we are THE "only" network
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:19
good idea
HuaHo
@HuaHo
Jul 29 2015 02:19
so in that case "THE international neurotech hackers network" should do
good job for the website, very nice! :)
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:21
thanks! refresh, the 'first' should be gone
HuaHo
@HuaHo
Jul 29 2015 02:22
gone, thanks Marion
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:22
try clicking on the map
(i don't know if it is obvious that you can do that)
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:26
Yea I noticed. I love the feature
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:26
cool, you noticed :)
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:26
What type of google map wizardry did you do?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:26
just the google mpas API
maps
as a matter of fact members of the neurotechX can modify the website
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:27
I agree with @lambdaloop on the neuron image should look more diffused.
yes
agree too
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:28
Let me know if u need help doing it.
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:28
actually, yes, please. I am behind at work.
thanks!
how do you do to upload images in gitter?
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:29
Send it to me
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:29
eeer
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FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:29
Send it by email
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:29
:bug:
oh ^^
what is your email
actually all the images are here: https://github.com/NeuroTechX/neurotechx.github.io
Do wr have a drive in common?
here are the images
do you see them?
neuron.jpg
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:31
Got it
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:31
Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 7.28.35 PM.png
better?
@lambdaloop ?
it's still hard to read ...
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:33
Not enough contrast between the text and background image
Maybe flipping the picture so the black part is at the top?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:34
yeah i should just pick a different image
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:34
But that image is awesome
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:34
it is right? :)
neurons :skull:
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:35
Where are you finding the pictures?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:35
google
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:35
google image?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:36
yes
i've to go. bye bye everyone!
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 02:38
sleep tight
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:41
Where can i send you some samples?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 02:41
Can you create a separate branch?
Just fork the repo and send a pull request
Does that work?
(You are taking about the website right? @FerEph )
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 02:43
Yes tomorrow then
Pierre Karashchuk
@lambdaloop
Jul 29 2015 03:25
@marionleborgne just pick any image and add a dark overlay to it
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 05:02
@lambdaloop good idea. i just did that: http://neurotechx.github.io
@FerEph do you like it better now?
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 05:30
It is better. It goes well with the background behind the logo.
Maybe we can try a vignette effect, or will it be overdoing it?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 05:35
Vignette effect?
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 05:37
It'll cut a bit from the edges
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 05:42
Yes why not that could be nice. The thing is that I'm not sure this specific visual will stay anyway. But again, feel free to play with it and send pull requests. You have full access to the repo.
DDamienP
@DDamienP
Jul 29 2015 08:39
Your feedback for this one
NeuroTech - 5.0.png
DDamienP
@DDamienP
Jul 29 2015 09:51
NeuroTech - 5.0.png
HuaHo
@HuaHo
Jul 29 2015 11:59
The first concept with hexagon is better
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 12:10
I like it, but I feel it's very close from :
Brainihack.png
@marionleborgne what's the CogTech Logo, isn't similar to this brain ?
HuaHo
@HuaHo
Jul 29 2015 12:52
haha wow yeah too similar!
thats why having a "brain" in the logo is not suggested because its too common
DDamienP
@DDamienP
Jul 29 2015 13:45
Yes its too similar, and maybe you're right and not using a brain
Melian
@Sciencelaer
Jul 29 2015 14:50
Agreed. Initial design with hexagons was definitely more "unique". Just to be sure, it's supposed to be a skull right? If so, can we just add an inner hexagon with a break in the centre (super minimalistic brain like) to make it more evident? Hopefully you can understand what I mean since my attempted sketch is too useless to even post :-p
DDamienP
@DDamienP
Jul 29 2015 16:03
It's not supposed to be a skull but we can see but I don't understand the "break" for the hexagon
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 16:09
Also let's make sure we don't have too many hexagons because otherwise the logo will look like nothing when it's smaller
Melian
@Sciencelaer
Jul 29 2015 16:13
IMG_20150729_121300.jpg
like, two brain hemispheres made up of triangles... one sec I'll try to add in a picture.
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something like that, except dramatically less ugly lol
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 16:20
blob
smthg like this?
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 16:20
If we go with the hexagons, I also like the idea of splitting in 2
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 16:21
I like Mélanie's one because there are just a few triangles
We really need to keep in mind that we want to be able to shrink it and still see what it represents
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 16:22
if we could have 2 hemispheres and a 'network' / 'connection' effect somehow (with the triangles ?) .... At the end of the day the message we want to send, is that we're "connecting the brains" with this network (NeuroTechX).
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 16:23
blob
i`m messing it up, it was really nice
id like to see Mels idea i think it`ll look nice
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 16:25
People are small neurons.
Earth is a giant brain.
NeuroTechX is the "connectivity" aka the backbone allowing all these community (local brain networks) to communicate with each other to generate great outputs.
(Ok, I won't go deeper in my metaphorical vision and go back to work ^^)
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 16:28
neurotech3.ico
good favicon, we can work on it to look better, like just the hexagon we can switch colors
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 19:41
But it's too detailed, we won't see any of the smaller hexagons
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 19:46
I would agree that the hexagon grid would not be viewable
It would just look like a single solid objevty
object*
Perhaps the favicon could be the X in Neurotech X?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 19:48
Yes, unfortunately. But Melanie's one would be visible even if it is shrinked to a smaller size
That would be better to have our logo. Minimalist logos work well usually. You can do a lot of derived products with it.
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 20:29
The X is the general one... but would be nice for NeuroTechMTL not to have the "X"
but something generic.
Otherwise we use the approach of having MTL / TO / SF in the logo
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 21:48
Can we try to not use the X in the logo? Get ready, I am going to make a crude comment ;) => "X" looks like a porn logo ... here, I said it... :p
imagine having a lot of "X" everywhere on the map.
Do I delete this comment or not, here is the question ... :smile:
On a more serious note, I'll bounce back on the idea that a couple of people threw in there: (1) we could have a network like logo, with neurotechX being the gravitational force at the center. And (2) we want a simple logo. So here are two ideas:
neurotechx-logo-idea-white.png
neurotechx-logo-idea-black.png
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 21:53
I don't have anything to make good resolution images, but you get the idea
let me know what you guys think

network like logo with neurotechX being the gravitational force at the center.

oops it's all big
@conorrussomanno @Yannick-Roy @Sciencelaer @DDamienP @FerEph feedback / ideas / comments?
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 22:33
comments : I'm getting good in R to handle statistical analysis out of EEGLab MeasureProjectionToolbox ! (to do more than anova or t-test)
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:34
:p
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 22:34
relevant comments : I like the idea, but how to change it enough to be an atom (or big bang theory logo) - and still keep a printable / shrinkable version
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:35
yeah i agree
If we can simply again more, that would be great
I like the fact that we have some idea of network / connecting the dots in there though.
I thought it would display the image :(
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:36
interesting article though
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 22:37
Brain[2].jpg
(hopefully some day we are done with names / branding / logos)... Didn't want to start DesignX
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:40
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (1).png
I'm cracking up, but here is another idea ....
ok ok ...
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (2).png
LOGO SHOWER!!!
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John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 22:44
I'm terrible at design, but I think it would be nice to see what it'd look like if we made the electron paths nodes with edges and vertices instead of ellipses.
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:44
1412913455-d438664fe05ec72eb9b85a48614a6d6a.png
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 22:44
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:45
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (3).png
Like that?
oh i like what you sent
the mindatom pic is really cool
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 22:48
Ya, but the 'electrons' meeting at the intersection of the lines maybe?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:50
@jnaulty Like that you mean?
neurotechx-logo-idea-white (1).png
it's a bit disgusting, I took 5minutes to make it
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 22:52
it is...
hahahah :p (I'm so not being constructive to this convo)
but could we try to go more towards neurons / brain than atom / electrons ?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:54
yeah
I am just not at all a fan of the beehive
sorry :)
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 22:55
LOOOOL me neither.
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 22:55
Just put a neuron in an hexagon
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:55
that could be cool
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 22:56
IMG_20150729_121300.jpg
What about split brain with X shaping triangles, but so people could the X ?
see*
(melanie's drawing from earlier)
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 22:57
People are small neurons.
Earth is a giant brain.
NeuroTechX is the "connectivity" aka the backbone allowing all these community (local brain networks) to communicate with each other to generate great outputs.
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 22:57
Flat simple design
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 22:57
I wish there was a favorite button
^^
I’m just catching up
haha
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 22:59
a gif logo... How to do branding like a boss... If you can figure out a way to have a gif printed on a business card.. I'm all in.
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:59
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (5).png
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 22:59
So, neurotechx is like the global cells
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 22:59
FYI, google says it's a "neuron icon png"
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 23:00
Marion, what program do you use to make these in?
oh, no
nvm*
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:00
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (6).png
Google Drawings. Like a boss :P
LOL
i don't like the neuron
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 23:01
Thid id nice
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:01
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (7).png
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 23:01
Nope
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:01
sorry guys, i am showering you with logos :)
yeah i agree it's not great
the Z
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 23:01
Yeah
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:02
(that is part of the original image, I hid it in the first place)
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (8).png
so seems like the one above could be along the right idea?
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 23:04
Gr,8
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:04
I like the globby balls
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 23:04
Me too
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:04
yeah it's not bad
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:04
it’s like goo neurons
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:04
blob blob
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 23:08
Marion "logo master" Le Borgne
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 23:09
^^^
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:09
LOL
Copy of neurotechx-logo-idea-black.png
more logo showering
how about that?
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 23:09
The Android app for fitter can't handle the logo spam
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:10
sorrrrry!
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 23:10
Lol
I kid
But I agree with the mob
Love the blob
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:11
cool!
We're getting somewhere
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:11
neuronBIG.jpeg
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:11
logo showers are useful
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:11
what about a neuron nucleus that looks something like that
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:11
too complicated, no? we won't see a thing if it is small?
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:12
possibly
but I think some detail is good
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 23:12
Rhe only
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:12
we must find the right level of complexity
where do we care it gets seen?
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 23:13
I gotta run. But look at glial cells
Simpler shape.
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:14
first thing i got for glia cells :p
GlialCell2.png
Sydney Swaine-Simon
@syswsi
Jul 29 2015 23:14
The only thing about the blob is that it doesn't match with the original logo. Currently I'm staring at 25 open tabs with different favicons.and the pattern I see is that the favicon matches.with their logos
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:14
thanks @jnaulty that's a great idea
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:15
glial_cell.jpg
good idea!
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:15
sweet
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:15
we could probably work with that
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 23:20
The story of the glial cell is really cool too. They provide the support and structure necessary for neurons to do their thing. Kind of like neurotechx with all of its little individual pockets
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:21
Copy of neurotechx-logo-idea-black (1).png
I don't like this one as much as the blob
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (10).png
Here, I made the blob be a glia cell
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 23:22
:)
FerEph
@FerEph
Jul 29 2015 23:22
How do i send a pic using my phone
John Naulty Jr.
@jnaulty
Jul 29 2015 23:22
much appreciated
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:22
I kinda like the blob / glia idea
i have to get back to work. need to take care my artificatl neurons :) bye!
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:26
glial_cell.jpg
oops haha
double send
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:26
can you turn it into a PNG?
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:26
what color?
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:26
transparent background?
white
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:26
Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 7.25.25 PM.png
two different levels of complexity
Marion Le Borgne
@marionleborgne
Jul 29 2015 23:30
Thanks
I have to run. I vote for the glia blob so far
neurotechx-logo-idea-black (11).png
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:32
GlialLogo.png
black for the neuron?
I’m going to soften the edges and then try to sharpen it
so it doesn’t have the jagged edge
but what do you think?
get rid of the hole in the middle?
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 23:40
the glia blob doesn't really "sells" NeuroTechX I find... (I like the style tho... very simply, but cool)
having actual "branches" neuron like... is more likely to be recognize by everyone. (most people ^^)
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:41
the notion of neurons talking to neurons
not just a single neuron
we’re a network
Yannick Roy
@royyannick
Jul 29 2015 23:42
People are small neurons.
Earth is a giant brain.
NeuroTechX is the "connectivity" aka the backbone allowing all these community (local brain networks) to communicate with each other to generate great outputs.
trying to quote Conor quoting me
cuz quoting myself would be weird ^^
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:42
hahaha
Conor Russomanno
@conorrussomanno
Jul 29 2015 23:54
neuronas-bn.jpg
this is a cool image for inspiration