Interactive technology at the Centre nabs UX design award

View of the map feature on the interactive technology.

The interactive technology at the Centre was recognized at the 2019 Vancouver User Experience (UX) Awards for its use of innovation. 

The Vancouver UX Awards annually honour the “elegance, clarity, innovation, impact and emotion in the experiences we create.” The Centre’s technology won in the “UX For Good” category, which recognizes user experiences that non-profit organizations are using. Built in partnership with Logic&Form, the interactive technology also received a nod in the People’s Choice category, beating out other companies like Microsoft Vancouver and Mountain Equipment Co-op.

The interactive technology in the Centre includes three 100” 4K touchscreens featuring various tools like timelines, a map of Canada, and Node View, where visitors can browse records from the residential school system in Canada. The timeline puts difficult moments in history, such as the opening of the first residential school in BC, in context next to other historical milestones. This timeline serves as discussion point for class visits for students to think about residential schools as part of a larger colonial system. 

Visitors can explore the complexities and ongoing legacy of residential schools in a supportive, interactive environment. The Vancouver UX Awards recognized the technology for its innovation, accessibility, and for its impact to those who visit the Centre. 

The Centre is grateful to receive the award, along with the entire project team behind the interactive technology.

For more on Van UX Awards, visit the full press release. For more information on the IRSHDC’s interactive technology or to see videos of the technology in use, visit Technology at the Centre

The interactive technology includes a map, timeline, nodes and browsing features.