Game changer: encouraging cross-cultural collaboration through fun interactive, interpretive experience in the Discovery Forest, Kenora, Ontario
This research was undertaken as part of the Common Ground Research Forum (CGRF) in Kenora, Ontario. The CGRF was established to better understand collaboration in the context of cross-cultural relationships. The purpose of this research was to design a prototype of a fun, interactive interpretive experience that has the potential to build cross-cultural relationships among youth. The study employed a qualitative approach by utilising a combination of semi-structured individual and group interviews with Kenora residents and analysis of existing online platforms. Utilizing the data collected during the two fieldwork phases a prototype for the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre (LWDC) was designed. Feedback from participants suggested that the prototype would be a good tool for improving cross-cultural relationships among Kenora youth in the long term. The prototype was submitted to the LWDC for implementation in collaboration with local high-schools.