Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Spot the difference, or: Finally, a use for another rubbish Barnet social media site

Barnet council has found a use for the latest in its long line of social media sites, this one called engage.barnet/Citizen Space/Consultation Hub (if only they would settle on a name, perhaps some of these projects might actually achieve some longevity).

Anyway, a while back, the London mayor's office granted Barnet some money to do up Dollis Valley Green Walk.

Your opinion is now sought on what should be the logo for the new walk. Click here to be offered a choice of wildly differing logos.

Now, don't say that Barnet council doesn't value your opinion!

Dollis Valley Green Walk logos - how many differences can you spot?


Mr Mustard said...

and as usual Barnet Council have made things over-complicated. Not for them a simple & elegant logo that will be cheap to reproduce if damaged but one in 3 colours. DVGR is already waymarked by standard waymark arrows, white on a green background, that all walkers recognise. Spend the money on the actual walk please Barnet.
Yours frugally
Mr Mustard

baarnett said...

The link has disappeared.

Perhaps that was because people were using it.

Citizen Barnet said...

I've relinked to them - should be OK now. You've only got till 28 March to take part so hurry!

Citizen Barnet said...

Only problem is, now I've taken the survey (shame) when I click on this link it takes me to a page saying thanks for taking part in the survey. Does it do this for everyone?

There's nothing else for it, I'm going to have to spoil the surprise and paste the pictures.

Citizen Barnet said...

Via the medium of Twitter, the council's engagement wonk has sought to calm my irritation about engage.Barnet:

"Re. your blog on #consulation, the product is called Citzn Space, it's a portal, we have branded it engage.barnet. #disambiguation

"All part of the plan to promote transparency, openness an accountability in decisions. Hope u and others find it a useful resource.

"All that being said, it is confusing that in this beta release the product name is visible. We'll fix that when we tweak."

I feel thoroughly disambiguated now. Well, at least he took the trouble.

Moaneybat said...

Wot! No high rise building in the logo? Oh, not yet