I’ve taken promotional materials to events (e.g. MozFest) before where “GOSH” was much bigger than “Gathering for Open Science Hardware” and I had feedback that people couldn’t tell, especially from a distance, what GOSH is or stands for so weren’t sure if it was relevant to them. On that basis, I’d make the full name much larger if possible.
If you’re not putting the website address (which I think would be helpful but I appreciate it can be a bit difficult graphically) then having the full searchable name very visible is even more helpful for newcomers. If you google GOSH, you will get Great Ormond Street Hospital, or other better known GOSHes
I really like design 1, because the photos bring the community to life and I like the organic shapes. Design 2 looks really great too, but Learn, Support and Grow is generic out of context and I think it won’t be very meaningful to anyone who hasn’t read the GOSH Roadmap (yet!).
Great work @NKArranz, I only wish I could attend FOSSASIA with y’all!
I echo the comments made by @marbasch and @jcm80 including the confusion from “GOSH”, and stress the value of making finding the GOSH website and forum as easy as possible with information on the banner.
My time in that part of the world has taught me that QR codes are very commonly used, though an actual URL might be good, too. One possibility is to print the QR code separately on an A4 piece of paper (of maybe even A3???) and tape it onto the banner. This way, the banner can be more flexibly adapter to other situations where QR codes are not needed or appropriate.
Just a funny aside, a few weeks ago I was on a trip, at the duty-free area of the airport I couldn’t help but rush to buy a cosmetics product once I saw that the (environment-friendly, if i’m not mistaken) company was a certain GOSH from Copenhagen
Similar to the feedback and comments about the Banner, I recommend adding a sticker design that has the URL. I’ve had similar feedback for my makerspace stickers. I suggest “- GOSH - www.OpenHardware.science” as a design variant.
the domain “.science” is not immediately obvious as a URL so adding the “www” does the trick without having to put in a “http://” which just looks terrible.
I dropped GOSH and replaced it with Gathering of Open Science Hardware. We can refer to it as GOSH (for events/marketing/internal/etc), but I think this might be easier for newcomers to search as others had mentioned.
Plus added an action prompt with a QR code. Everyone should be able to try it on their screens (and please do to make sure it works!). Made it through qrcode-monkey. Open to other QR generators, I know qrcode-monkey was recently bought out by some company.
Might also go through the pictures again some point this week to find other high-quality pictures. If you have some yourself (even of circuit boards/tools), please send my way!
Hi all! Thank you! Nice!
I am afraid I could be adding confusion here… Sorry for that. I think I remember that at some point “Gathering for Open Science Hardware” was kind of replaced (or was heading to be replaced by) “Global Open Science Hardware”… So my question is, did GOSH finally established its name as “Gathering for Open Science Hardware” and left the “gobal” version behind?