Meet the Team – Experience Design Workstream Lead

Last newsletter we profiled one half of MOP’s experience design team Jock Edmundson. This week we hear from the other half – Experience Design Workstream Lead Tania Short.

My interest in joining this project lies in the understanding that the enjoyment and appreciation we hold for this place today must be safeguarded through conscious and deliberate stewardship. As this Ngāi Tahu whakataukī (proverb) says – “Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei” – which translates as “for us and our children after us.”

I bring a human centred and design thinking lens to the feasibility testing of the Milford Masterplan.

Most recently I’ve led the team within DOC to manage impacts to Tongariro and to encourage a shift in behaviours stemming from the popularity of the Alpine Crossing. My background is in Design, storytelling, toi Māori/arts and culture and experience development.

Within the Tourism workstream, our focus spans various aspects including transport modes, accommodation, food and beverage services, destinations, and experiences. Our objective is to assess the viability of the Masterplan solutions, testing for effectiveness against the Masterplan Pillars and Key Concepts.

Meet the Team – Experience Design Workstream Lead