The latest addition to the Shaun Digital Portfolio reflects the importance of the largest event of the year for client ‘The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics’ (SASE) – their annual conference. With so much going on behind the scenes to create an event that academics the world over could be proud of being a part of, I was asked to format the main schedule and index for the print and digital program that all attendees would be given.
- One of the key aspects of the brief for this project was to create a smaller and more user-friendly program than previous years. The print edition of the program would be carried by academics across a three-day conference while the digital program would be accessed thousands of times online over a short space of time so lowering both the physical size and the size of the digital document were paramount.
- Due to the possibility of changes to the schedule the digital program needed to be flexible and editable until the conference.
- The program needed to be easy to follow and have a clear index which corresponded with the schedule.
- The conference was to be held in Berkeley, California so local print directives needed to be adhered to.
Working directly with the online conference submission system Confex used by SASE, I exported a page of data and created a mock-up of a two column layout to contrast with the single column used previously and allow a significant space saving. Once approved, I worked between the data output in Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign to format the entire conference this way, allowing each input to be edited with ease along the way and fixing the US Letter format needed when liaising with US publishers.
The final program hit all the points from the brief. One hundred fewer pages than the previous year and just 2.5MB to download the program was deemed to be a success by SASE, the publishers, and the conference attendees. A comparison in size to the previous year can be seen in the photograph below while the digital program can be accessed directly on the SASE website.
Shaun William Owen
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- On August 8, 2016
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