It's the biggest issue of our time but how do you keep it fresh? Our exhibits let people explore their lifestyle choices using games, humour and the occasional elephant...

Recycle or not

"We want a game about recycling that you play with your feet" came the request from exhibit designers KCA London. They were building an education centre for the waste management company Veolia and were looking for an extra something to bring it alive. We built them a fast moving game where you have to decide which rubbish goes in which bin and then use your feet to guide it there. Think "Pinball meets Dance Dance Revolution". We’ve used the same physics engine as Angry Birds which ramps up the tension for some "will it go in?" moments. Thanks to Bivouac for the graphics.

East Sussex composting game

East Sussex Council are very proud of their new industrial composting facility, and rightly so. It finds a new use for hundreds of tonnes of garden waste and stops it ending up in landfill. But how could they communicate this without getting entangled in jargon and the general ickyness of the process? We focused in on the really fun part of the process - driving the truck. We then created a simple game which lets you try for yourself. Can you pick up all the waste and get it in the right vessel without denting your truck? Thanks to Bivouac for the clean suburban graphics


Wasted is a fast moving game I created for the Plasticity exhibition at the Science Museum in London. You have to try and recycle as much rubbish as you can before it fills your bedroom. To make matters worse your mum and dad are out shopping for more stuff - you need to give them the right advice to avoid getting even more rubbish. The only good news is that you're being helped by your two pet mice. Yes, it's going to be one of those days...
Hand-drawn illustrations by Dilski and a clean graphic look from Bivouac give this exhibit a fresh original style

Climate change weather

The Centre for Life wanted to talk about the how climate change could affect our weather in the future. So we created a mini weather studio to let visitors read the weather in the year 2050. The forecast is displayed on an autocue and visitors have to read it while pointing out the features on the map which is displayed behind them. It's not as easy as it looks on television! The exhibit provides several different forecasts to reflect the possible effects of climate change. It was completed in May 2007 and at the time some of the predictions looked a little extreme. After the summer of 2007, with flooding in Northern Europe and heatwaves in the south, it's all starting to look uncannily accurate. Graphics and photo doctoring by the usual suspects

Islington green living centre

Islington Council opened their Green living centre in Autumn 2007. The centre is designed to help people to live a greener lifestyle. Islington had a wealth of information they wanted to have available and rather than print thousands of environmentally unsound leaflets they asked us to create two information rich exhibits which would let visitors email information to themselves. The exhibits are designed so that Islington staff can easily update the content themselves. Each exhibit also has several quizzes to bring the less committed visitors onside! Graphic design by Bivouac.

Carbon calculator

The carbon calculator was also created for the Newcastle Centre for Life. They had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted so we responded by giving it a cool clean design and adding some elephants... The exhibit asks you questions about your lifestyle and then calculates the amount of carbon dioxide you've produced. Once you're feeling sufficiently guilty it then gives you help and advice on cutting down. Thanks to Bivouac for help with the design of this one.


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