Opportunities to present yourself at the Scottish Parliament don’t come along very often. So when the BHF won a slot in its reception, they asked us to create a memorable, intriguing, interactive environment that engaged MPs and communicated the power of their research.
We created a visually unmissable, mini Pop-up Research Lab. Based around scientific charts inspired by the periodic table, it told the story behind the BHF’s research, with a range of hands-on elements. Researchers’ achievements were showcased in interactive booklets, each including a laser-etched microscope slide that could only be read through a microscope. We also built a giant wooden microscope housing an interactive iPad. To help the exhibition travel between party conferences and events, we designed it around 8 flexible cubes, which all worked independently of each other.