A major overhaul for the Royal Geographical Society's educational website.
“Discovering the Arctic” is an award-winning interactive educational teaching and learning online resource for schools, developed by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Scottish Association for Marine Science.
Wave originally designed and built Discovering the Arctic back in 2009, when iPhones were still a new thing and the phrase ‘responsive design’ did not even exist! By 2017, the website was overdue for a significant refresh.
Bringing everything up to date
The brief was to update Discovering the Arctic in much the same way as we had recently updated its sister site, Discovering Antarctica, rebuilding everything from the ground up as a fully responsive, device agnostic website with fresh content and a WordPress CMS, and recreating all the interactive activities (originally built in the now obsolete Flash format) in HTML canvas.