I'm looking for a clean, uncomplicated, professional looking design that combines the letters CAIDA with a single graphical element. Ideally, the graphical element would either be an abstract shape or something loosely evocative of artificial intelligence, math, or neural networks. (However, please avoid anything too overt like a robot.)
To get a better sense of our organization, see our web page at https://caida.ubc.ca.
There are three sister institutes at Canadian universities; see their logos for a sense of what's appropriate:
A couple of extra comments I made in the discussion section that I want to be sure you see:
1. I'm thinking that "AI" (artificial intelligence) is the most important part of the acronym. I'm interested in designs that emphasize this part of the name, e.g., by using a accent color or a darker shade for these two letters, so that the "AI" jumps out. (Not absolutely necessary, but something I'm interested in exploring.) I'm definitely *not* looking for a design that emphasizes the "C" in CAIDA. The acronym stands for "Center for Artificial Intelligence Decision making and Action". Thus, the "AI" is the most important part of the acronym, and "C" is the least important part...
2. pretty much everything that has come in has been in a nearly identical blue/turquoise color scheme. Perhaps this is because the existing logo on the site is that color. However, that's a completely random placeholder; please don't pay any attention to it. I'm not at all sure of what colors we want, and I'd be interested in seeing some variation in that dimension.