The Royal Society is the independent UK science academy, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. Its flagship annual public engagement event, The Summer Science Exhibition, has been running since 1778 and showcases cutting-edge research to a range of audiences.
After COVID swept the nation forcing thousands of live events to cancel, the Royal Society needed to create a fully digital experience for The Summer Science Exhibition, fast. Contra was challenged to create an immersive 3D exhibition environment within a three-month deadline.
Conduct a content audit and plan taxonomy. Research creatives and build moodboards, initial sketches, and design renders. Create iconography and build 3D environments with microinteractions. Conduct user testing and action iterations. Launch web application.
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