Traveling Multimedia Community Biology Lab and Learning Center
The BioBus team innovated a game changing, experience based and highly mobile approach to teaching science and motivating a pursuit of scientific careers in the New York City School System, especially in underserved communities. They needed to fully design a new visual identity system and the mobile science lab at the core of their mission.
Seeking to create a mobile lab prototype to support their new model for STEM education, BioBus asked Tessellate to plan and design their innovative community laboratory outfitted in an Airstream trailer to serve as the next generation of BioBus’s growing fleet in New York City . BioBus is the first of it's kind hands-on mobile laboratory equipped with high tech science equipment, microscopes, and expert scientist ready to share their passion for biology. This open-ended, exploratory environment required Tessellate’s design team to consider the entire experience, from first impression throughout the students’ visit. Their centers also required the flexibility to adapt to accommodate group learning or the flow of visitors at a public event. We developed a tightly integrated physical, technical and experiential design from the inside out. Tessellate developed the new visual identity, including the logo, pattern design, and environmental graphics that are expressed throughout the surfaces and physical elements of the lab.