Real World Scholars
Out of the Classroom, Into the Community
Real World Problem Solving
If Real World Scholars doesn’t look like your average, traditional education nonprofit, that’s because they’re not. Regurgitating tired sayings and boilerplate solutions isn’t the MO for Real World Scholars. They’re a young team of educators who believe that the future of education exists outside the classroom, within the community, and outside of old textbooks and within hands-on, real-world problem-solving.
Bringing the Site to Life
Real World Scholars represent constant progression and movement, so we wanted their site to be a reflection of that motion. Through animation and vivid color, we bring every content section to life and create an engaging and interactive user experience.
Breaking the Grid
We scrapped the idea of traditional grid design and instead created animated and offset sections of content, accompanied by modern gradient banners and large, high-resolution photos that depict real students and projects in action.
Design That Moves You
Because RWS is constantly moving, changing, and searching for the next discovery or big idea, we wanted their website to embody that constant movement. Content animates with the hover of the mouse, logos and pictures fall into place as you scroll, and number counters tick upward, creating an online hub of movement and progress.
SXSW was amazing and exhausting and a blur and I am so glad it’s over. Thanks again for all of your work getting the site together on time. It looks AWESOME!
Real World Scholars
A Space to Collaborate
An animated bubbling beaker leads you to “The Lab,” a section of the website where you can look through and comment on RWS’ latest “experiments,” like EdCorps, a program that sets classrooms up with their own small businesses, or EDTV, a video-based social network where educators can share ideas, successes, and failures. As a whole, the website is an interactive, ever-changing digital space where education and ideas can flourish.