Science Skills Exhibition
Touring Exhibition about Science Careers
Timeline: 2 months
Client: Cogent SSC
Aim: To design, develop and deliver a complete touring exhibition which would promote careers in science and engineering. The resources were to be mainly software based and had to be completely customisable by the client.
What we did: We worked with a superb client, Cogent, to develop the ideas for this exhibition, centering round a large periodic table game - four satellite exhibits would allow the client make a variety of sizes of exhibition from a 4x2m space right down to a single table-mounted exhibit.The time-scale was very short and so we had to work incredibly fast to ensure we had concepts, then drawings signed off in time for production. Delivery was immediately after Christmas so there was a large push pre-Christmas to have everything made.The exhibits themselves had to have a modern / stylish appearance but also be practical enough that they could store away easily and be transported without much fuss. FifeX produced a box design that allowed for the units to sit on top of plinths - reducing the time required for setup.We worked hard with the client to ensure the content was targetted well and that we were asking the right questions and getting the right answers. We designed the flow of the project so that most of the content could be fitted in at the end.There were some nifty features on the units such as a receipt printer, the lampposts which have different bits of information for all the different audiences and things like the audio options which allow the client to either use speakers or a handset to listen. Much of the software is driven from a CMS allowing the client to update the content or change the questions at any time. Finally, the units have the option to tweet directly although this option has not yet been enabled properly.The exhibition started on the road in February and will be touring England for most of 2015.
Testimonial: "With the ongoing skills shortages in the science industry, it is extremely important to attract bright new talent into the sector at a young age. By educating young people at careers fairs about the amazing opportunities and benefits of working in STEM, we are hoping to attract more people into the science sector helping it to thrive and grow. Working with FifeX was a flawless experience. They understood our brief exactly, went the extra mile to ensure that our exhibit was completed by our tight deadlines and produced five fantastic resources which will really help young people to interact and learn about careers in science."
Rachel Brickell, Careers Manager at Cogent SSC
External Link to Client's Website: http://www.cogentskills.com/