AirZone is an iOS app that raises awareness of the quality of the air we breathe by visualising the time we spend in polluted areas.
What is it ?
AirZone educates the user about his environment and also acts as personal health carer. During the research phase, we found that Apps for the same purpose were repetitive and information heavy. AirZone is less much lighter, yet still conveys the relevant information in an intuitive and interactive way.
AirZone also tells the current location, time and the air quality status. For the GUI, we focused on making the app interactive and simple by creating a minimal visual language that used iOS design standards.
How does it work ?
By accessing the current location of the user, AirZone displays the date, city name, air quality index number and pollution level status. It provides a small healthcare tip as per the air quality index of that hour.
The background colour of the display screen highlights the air quality index status, which serves as a subtle reminder to make users aware of the air pollution levels in real-time.
By tapping and scrolling you can navigate through the timeline page; the timeline is a visual representation showing and forecasting the air quality for the past 12 hours and future 12 hours respectively. The search icon gives the option to look for a new city and to it to the location list. It’s possible to view the air quality status across a month by tapping the calendar on the homepage.
Below is the user scenario video.
Visuals of the GUI are below
Teammates: Hsiang-Lin Yang, Chia Yu Hsu
Context: Graphical User Interface course