The Royal Society: Summer Science Exhibition visitors skyrocket by 375%

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The client.

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.

The challenge.

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.

The solution.

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.


Video views


Increase in site traffic YoY

Winner of Digital Impact Award

What we did.

Contra delivered a really creative and practical solution that hit our brief, budget and tight deadline. With over great feedback from visitors and over 450,000 video views, we were really happy with the results.

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