Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell is an award-winning interactive exhibition space designed to teach children about cells in the body, how they work and how to combat illnesses. The exhibition is contained in a giant pod full of large touch screen interactive experiences and games located in Queen Mary University of London.

The centre is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories.

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The exhibition was contained in a giant pod full of large touch screen interactive experiences and games - for example a space invaders style game where you invent and shoot vaccines at Tuberculosis cells, a top trumps-style screen based cell game and a time management game to grow and maintain cells.

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The exhibition was contained in a giant pod full of large touch screen interactive experiences and games - for example a space invaders style game where you invent and shoot vaccines at Tuberculosis cells, a top trumps-style screen based cell game and a time management game to grow and maintain cells.

One game even involved a giant physical toothbrush which the children would brush against the screen for a game centred around awareness of tooth decay. Working closely with scientists and stakeholders at Queen Mary’s my role was to conceptualise, design, illustrate and build the games either from scratch or an existing design brief.