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YINGRI GUAN Diatom Lights Illumination
Diatom Lights Illumination is Bronze Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design Award Category.
Diatom Lights Illumination

Inspired by the phenomenal contributions diatom algae bring to our world, Yingri generates a series of molecular outlines based on detailed analysis of diatom's geometric structure. She then transforms and abstracts the data into generative outlines through constructing a series of equations and formulas. Through algorithmic simulation and manipulation, the outlines are layered on top of each other based on diatom wall formations. The final visualization is in the form of light as diatoms convert light energy to chemical energy for other organisms' consumption.

Diatom Lights Illumination
YINGRI GUAN Diatom Lights
YINGRI GUAN Illumination
YINGRI GUAN design
YINGRI GUAN design
YINGRI GUAN

Made in China, polished in Singapore and currently living in US, Yingri Guan is a multidisciplinary artist and designer based in San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently working as a designer at a tech start-up. When not designing, she brainstorms and makes art. She is also into traveling, reading, and cooking fusion dishes.

Yingri Guan

I aspire to create simple and elegant solutions for complex problems through alternative ways of analyzing and interpreting information. Adventurous, curious and insightful by nature, I pay attention to global commonalities and differences between cultures in an effort to draw associations and connections. With a multi-dimensional background in human-computer interaction, design, mathematics and research, I offer a unique, team-based approach to all stages of human-centered design.