Through interactive design, this app aims to help all Canadians better acknowledge the Indigenous land and stories around us, to engage in reconciliation on an individual level while fostering dialogue and connection.
Designers: Emily Huynh Student RGD, Courtney Lamb Student RGD, Brynn Staples Student RGD
Special Thanks: First Nations Film Program at Capilano University, Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Capilano University IDEA instructor Judy Snaydon
Through interactive design, this project aims to help all Canadians better acknowledge the Indigenous land and stories around us, to engage in reconciliation on an individual level while fostering dialogue and connection. The app brings learning to life through augmented reality and location data, highlighting Indigenous artifacts at the user’s location to create teaching moments outside of a traditional museum setting. The brand and interface uses friendly typefaces and a limited colour palette inspired by Indigenous art to achieve an approachable and playful effect while remaining credible and informative.
Substantially researched with credible and highly knowledgeable sources, this collaboration is carefully curated and engaging. It creates an accessible entry point to information that is vital to our reconciliation journey. The treatment of place, space and superimposition of the past is well thought through, beautifully-executed and presented. Well done!