OZCHI is the annual conference for the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group. After designing the 2010 booklet, I was asked to create the program booklet for the conference held in Canberra in November 2011.
A 68 page booklet, with colour cover, black and white internal pages containing conference information, daily overviews and paper session abstracts. The booklet needed to be easy to use – for example: finding abstracts for papers on certain days.
And of course, I have to add this site into the “I made this” list. Being some what picky about the work I do, I tend to iterate over this site often. Check out the links below for a taste of what this page has previously looked like. Bearing in mind of course, that some of these didn’t undergo browser testings.
I’ve developed this site a number of ways – from straight hand-coded sites to experimenting with various content management systems Indexhibit, Drupal and even coding my own simpler version using the CakePHP framework. For ease and to maintain my sanity – I finally settled on a WordPress base with a custom theme designed by me. Fonts in the site are hosted by Google.
The organisers of the International Conference on Data Engineering 2013 approached me to develop an identity for the Brisbane based conference. As part of this package, I designed
Well, it’s not so new now.
Back in February I treated myself to an Olympus PEN EP3 compact digital SLR. Despite wanting a digital SLR for an age, I knew full well that if I bought one it would end up gathering dust because of the size of the damn things! A colleague of mine, who must have ESP, introduced me to the new mirrorless cameras – a camera with the capabilities of a full-size digital SLR but without the bulk. After intense research, lots of umming and ahhing, and an exceedingly patient camera salesperson later, I settled on the Olympus (great breakdown on the camera at DP Review). It was a tight race between that and the Sony NEX – on paper the Sony outshone the Olympus. But in the hand, the Olympus won out for me – yep, it came down the physical feel of the camera – it plain felt better in my hands.