Aerospace Experimental Psychology
Close: 11 January 2016
Winning entry by ... ergis
The US Navy needs your help!
Aerospace Experimental Psychologists are active duty uniformed scientists who serve the US Navy and Marine Corps aviation enterprise as human factors engineers. Extensive overview of our community can be found here:
In simple terms, we are a small group of Naval officers who work in military aviation in a variety of ways- mostly in engineering human-machine interfaces, designing psychometric selection and assessment tools, and conducting research into safety, survivability, usability, and utility of military aviation systems. Our recent thrust has focused heavily on incorporating physiological and neuroscience-based measures into creating adaptive computer systems which assist pilots/aircrew in their role. We are also heavily involved in the design and implementation of new unmanned aerial vehicle development for military operations such as command and control (C2) and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).
Our logo is old. We need a new one. This is a military design, and should be in accordance with typical military logo design- specifically aviation focused. It will be used as a logo, a fabric patch for our flight suits, and as a command coin.
Elements to consider:
- the PSI symbol (stands for psychology)
- Nautical elements (rope, anchor, water, etc.)
- Aviation elements (aircraft carriers, jets, classic planes)
- the human body
- the human brain
- research and development
- Design (i.e. we design things, drafting boards, blueprints, wireframe, etc)
Again, keep in mind that this logo must be:
- appropriate for military uniforms
- able to be made into a coin
- something that would fit with other traditional military logos
We are a unique brand of engineers. While our counterparts focus on physical and material design, our role is to take our knowledge of psychology and human factors, and apply it to the drawing board in order to ensure that our aviation systems are ideally suited for the most important element in the equation- the human being.
We work with Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviators. Our patch/logo/coin has to be up to snuff with squadron logos.
We also work with scientists in private industry and academia. Ideally, our logo would appeal to both entities.
Logosauce Standard Final Art Requirements: Vector artwork in Pantone SPOT, CMYK, RGB and BW versions. Files should be saved in Adobe Illustrator .ai or .eps file formats with all strokes converted to objects and fonts pathed/outlined. Other file formats may be acceptable in exceptional circumstances.