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Published on Tuesday, 10 April 2007
Absalom Media is one of the professional workspaces for Lawrence Meckan. My background in developing Absalom Media comes from a few key fields.

Professional publishing

I have extensive experience with print publishing, having delivered work as part of an academic book publishing company for three years. Whilst I didn't write or edit, I have gained a significant background in the value of print, typography and the way the message is constructed and conveyed.

Psychology

Having studied a degree which will allow me to pursue professional, accredited psychological practice in the future, I now deliver the same results through customer service, user training, interface analysis and HCI design methodology. I also have extensive experience with crisis counselling and conflict resolution, in both identifing stressors and providing guidance towards mediation and resolution.

Design

My personal background is that of an artist, primarily aimed at delivering "the message" effectively. This has meant I have developed and designed logos, typefaces, audio, visual and other forms of media. My background also includes pre-production, stage management and FOH within sound and audio. Having dealt with the disabled in a personal and professional capacity has allowed skills to develop in terms of web accessibility and usability.

Community

My background extends into NFP, government-facing and NGO groups where I have delivered counselling and youth support. As I know the nuances of how to build and run a community, I have the freedom to educate others to the role of dissent and change within those communities to help facilitate meaningful growth. In that light, I tend to run minimal moderation to encourage buy-in at the user level of whatever tool I develop or manage.  I prefer to let the scripts to do the 'heavy lifting' and then rely on the credibilty of feedback to gauge the response.

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