Inside a Digital Maori World

Executive Summary     Full Report

Project Abstract

The School of Maori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington uses a digital cultural Atlas in Maori Studies research, the Te Kawa a Maui Atlas, as an integral part of its coursework. The purpose of this Interactive Qualifying Project is to heighten the engagement of the Maori Studies students by connecting them to names, histories and locations of cultural relevance using digital interactive technologies. We analyzed data from student and faculty surveys, interviews, and a focus group. To effectively engage students, we recommended improvements to the current Atlas and evaluated the feasibility of an Augmented Reality application.

Student Team

  • Eric Raymond Crevoiserat, ME
  • Emily M Hofmeister, MGE
  • Christopher Steven Long, CE
  • Monica Jourdan Preston, ME


Victoria University Wellington


  • Davis, Paul W., MA
  • Manzo, Vincent Joseph, HU