The Breathing Tree

Team Members

Maya Maya Okada-Zalewski

UX Designer, UI Designer, Web Designer

Edmond Hua

UX Designer, UI Designer, Consultancy/Freelancer

Ian Thomas

Product Designer, Industrial Designer

Hamish Housego

UX Designer, Service Designer, CX


The Breathing Tree is an adaptable display system, designed for urban green spaces or suitable public areas, intended to convey information about air quality within its locality. The Breathing Tree’s primary purpose is to raise public awareness about air quality through daily public interaction.

Each Breathing Tree installation functions as part of a linked city wide system intended to map a city through air quality. The Breathing tree combines reactive and interactive responses to generate both ambient and direct experiences. Users can engage with the Breathing Tree through its control interface or access the Breathing Tree app/website for further information.

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