It’s not easy to get over a writer’s block, especially if it happens in October. For no particular reason, other than sheer luck, or the lack of it, the first month of Autumn is, traditionally, not very kind to me. Last Friday, we held a conference called “Communicating Science, Scientific Publication and its Audience”, the event went smoothly with little to no delays. The conference’s attendance was higher than expected, so high we even had to change to a bigger auditorium between morning and afternoon sessions.
After coming back from London, I was presented with the task to organize this conference. My responsibilities consisted of the development and design of this conference’s website, logo, brochures and certificates of participation. You can view my work by following this link.
My idea for this Conference’s website was to design a simple and ergonomic interface that could easily be viewed in a standard computer browser, as well, as in mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets. Inspired by the layouts of current blogs and personal online journals, I sought out to build an interface that the user could easily navigate. Something that felt familiar to them. Something they could relate to on a more intimate level.
The colour scheme was based on my project’s current logo. The logo’s Orange colours and upper-case font were a perfect match with this site’s serene and sober tone.
“Communicating Science, Scientific Publication and its Audience” was associated with the International Open Access Week that took place worldwide from October 21st to October 27th 2013. It was broadcast live through our website. If you’ve missed it, not to worry, all the videos are currently available online for those of you who weren’t able to accompany the lectures live.
I’ve been working on a personal Project, involving spreadable media. Sadly it will have to be postponed for the time being. Like I said in the beginning, October is not a very good month for me.
As for my current work, I’ve recently sent an abstract for approval in a couple of conferences that will take place in the first half of 2014. As soon as I have any news concerning my future participation in these or other conferences, I’ll make sure to post them right away.
Summer Finn is not the girl of your dreams...
...could be the premise for 500 Days of Summer, but it's also the title of my latest article in Her Ideal. This month I go over the hassle of dating a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, and what you should do to move on after she crushes your heart. Trust me, it will happen eventually.
November’s edition is almost out, but until then, you can read my article on Her Ideal’s website from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere else by looking up this magazine on MagCloud, an app now available for Android and iOS.