Three years in the making, He Tohu is a new permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. Click Suite had the privilege of creating the digital interactives for this exciting and important exhibition. Before writing a single line of code, we undertook an extensive deep-dive of empathic user research and interviews, design thinking, and prototyping. From this process, three powerful digital concepts were conceived and then executed.
The exhibition houses three large 4k touchscreens that let users explore Te Tiriti, the Women's Suffrage Petition, and He Whakaputanga as never before. A smooth multi-touch interface lets you zoom right into the highest-resolution scans ever made of these constitutional documents. As you're exploring, you uncover recorded insights from the wonderful Archives New Zealand archivists and experts. These archivists' insights are then organized into themed tours or hikoi, to help you navigate the wealth of content at your fingertips.Each of the thousands of signatures can be tapped on for further information. The combination of being able to see detail you've never seen while hearing the wisdom of passionate archivists makes for a moving experience.