City of Hope Wishing Tree
AN INTIMATE EXPERIENCE FOR HOPE & REMEMBRANCE
Based in City of Hope cancer research and treatment center, the Wishing Tree is designed as an evergreen and intimate experience for families to support and remember their loved ones.
Inspired by an old Japanese tradition, the virtual tree was designed to carry the wishes shared by thousands of staff, supporters, patients, and their loved ones.
Local and remote audiences can engage with it in real time by texting their message, or by composing it from a web-app where they can see it folding up and joining the other wishes onto the tree.
City of Hope Museum
Duarte, California, USA
Studio: Gallagher & Associates
Visual & User Interface Design
Testing & Quality Assurance
2017 GOLD Horizon Interactive
Inspired by the Japanese tradition, I created and art directed the look & feel of the tree for both projection and website integration, including all the UI for a responsive desktop and mobile website.
Working very closely with a creative developer on the wishing tree, I art directed and brought to life the early concept sketches I made using processing, 3D facets software, photoshop, and illustrator. The whole tree and wishes were further developed in 3D & WebGL from which I could tweak some of the design myself by using controls and code.
Exhibit & Media Design: Gallagher & Associates
Software Development: Stimulant
Hardware Integration: Worldstage
Architect: Hagy Belzberg, Belzberg Architects