We the Curious: our ongoing relationship

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We’ve been working with We the Curious now for over 5 years. The Bristol science and arts centre and educational charity is at the cutting edge of interactive experience and working with them is always exciting. They have unique challenges that need solving in ways that prioritise experience above all, for a diverse range of visitors.

Our recent work has focused on furthering We the Curious’ forward-thinking approach to opening up their tools and systems to work in the long-term. There has been a strong emphasis on open-source, accessibility, and long-distance vision. We’re talking about ensuring 8+ years of support and stability.

React UI components, APIs

The last project was to help We the Curious develop a toolkit of React UI components that will allow them to build apps anywhere that look, feel, and behave consistently, in a way that supports the brand. We’re now going further and looking at applying that same approach to their exhibits, ensuring that third-party developers can work consistently. This takes the form of building APIs with clear open schemas which let them manage exhibit content as well as the overall look and feel of the numerous pieces of interactive technology in their galleries.

It's a bold strategy from an organisation that is leading the way within their sector and we're very proud to be part of the project.

This latest work will allow We the Curious to keep everything fresh, even if exhibits are in place for 10 years. Future-proof? You bet.