Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Project Center

New Zealand


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts