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dc.contributor.authorGrbic, Victor
dc.description.abstractThis research investigated how mātauranga Māori, recorded histories and events associated with Unitec’s Te Noho Kotahitanga marae can be shared within a digital space. To this end, I developed a model digital repository Te Rua, which demonstrates the potential to meet the needs of Unitec’s diverse and changing learning community, while upholding the cultural integrity of Māori partners. Kaupapa Māori approaches frame the research and because of this Māori knowledge and interests in the repository project are privileged. Kaupapa Māori has also supported a robust, iterative and collaborative research practice that allowed me to establish effective engagement and participation with potential repository partners. Together, we have explored the scope of our experiences, approaches, concerns and aspirations for the project. The construction of Te Rua focused on the preferred forms of audience engagement with mātauranga Māori. My Māori research partners’ recommendations are supported by my research into current digital media platforms and tools associated with indigenous content and cultural heritage projects. As a supplement to the modeled repository Te Rua, this research project has produced a set of guidelines for the design of a more permanent digital repository. The guidelines charge institutions such as Unitec with the responsibility of upholding the taonga status of mātauranga Māori. The guidelines also reflect the overarching design goal of an online repository that ensures audience access and engagement is positively encouraged and aligns with the tikanga of the marae. Key questions I explored within this project are: what are the implications for storing taonga and mātauranga Māori within digital spaces; what are the cultural practices, values and concerns that guide the research; and how might Māori processes of engagement with and on marae be transposed to a digital space? I conclude that taonga and mātauranga Māori can be successfully transposed to digital spaces when Māori partners and content owners have an ongoing role in the design process to ensure audience access and engagement with taonga aligns with tikanga Māori.en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectNgākau Māhaki (Meeting house)en_NZ
dc.subjectTe Noho Kotahitanga (Unitec Institute of Technology)en_NZ
dc.subjectTe Rua (Research repository)en_NZ
dc.subjectresearch repositoriesen_NZ
dc.subjectdigital research repositoriesen_NZ
dc.subjectTe Noho Kotahitanga Marae (TNK marae)en_NZ
dc.subjectintellectual property rightsen_NZ
dc.subjectonline access to indigenous materialen_NZ
dc.subjectdigital platformsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleVirtualising the stories of Ngākau Māhaki mā te whare e arahi : let the whare be the guideen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: Which digital media platform will best facilitate engagement with the taonga contained in Unitec’s wharenui, Ngākau Māhaki?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Designen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160511 Research, Science and Technology Policyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden080707 Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resourcesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130310 Māori Education (excl. Early Childhood and Primary Education)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationGrbic, V. (2016). Virtualising the stories of Ngākau Māhaki mā te whare e arahi: Let the whare be the guide. An unpublished exegesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Design by Project, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand. NOTE: Link below is to a Prototype Media Platform at this stage.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuWhare nuimi_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKaupapa rangahaumi_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuMana whakairo hinengaromi_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuRua maharami_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuRauemi ā-ipurangi
dc.subject.tukutukuWhare tukunga kōreromi_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalRenata, Hohepa
unitec.advisor.associatedBarnett, Cassandra
unitec.advisor.associatedWitehira, Johnson
unitec.advisor.associatedKeelan, Josie
unitec.institution.studyareaDesign and Visual Arts

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