Mobile management tools for IT
We are a company providing enterprise software tools for IT departments. Specifically our product helps big companies manage their BlackBerry's and iPhone devices. We have an application which is essentially a dashboard that lists servers with device users, and the health of the servers.
Please note, that my company is a rapidly growing startup. We will continue to have icon work after this project over. I've found it very hard to find good people who can create enterprise software icons. So I'd like to build an ongoing relationship with a designer for future projects.
We sell to Fortune 500 IT departments. People who would use our product are System administrators, network admins, and help-desk staff. These folks likely use other montitoring tools in addition to ours such as those from HP or Microsoft.
Basically the attached files show which icons to build with more instructions. There are approximately 8 icons total. However, not all have to be completed. It's preferable. But those described in dashboard.jpg are most important.
I don't like the sample icons used in the images. So there is no need to follow the same theme - either in color or design. I received feedback indicating that the icons are not professional looking. One person said they looked "hokey". So I am looking something that is appropriate for enterprise software. (Icons that you'd see on Windows for example)
-dashboard.jpg shows a list of servers and issues detected on those servers. I need 4 status icons --- the same icon but different colors and numbers. There is an example place holder in the image. You can use any colors. Keep in mind that Severity 1 is critical (users can't get their email because of this issue.) Severity 2 - less severe tham sev 1 but still very important. Sev 3 - lower priority item but still an issue Sev 4 - Least important and not detrimental to anything.
The left hand side shows the overall health of the server. The color reflects the highest level severity issue found for that server. These should match the icons on the right in terms of color or some other representation. Right now they show lights. Lights are still OK. Or even server images that have some indication of health is another idea.
-Properties.jpg needs an icon to show additional properties of the issue in that row. When clicking the icon, the window opens with more information.
-MoreDetails.jpg - Need icons for KBA, Solutions, and Details as well as Ignore & Dismiss in the top right. See image for more details.
Note, I care mostly about the images in dashboard.jpg and am willing to pay the prize money for a good design only in that page. All icons is preferable.