XINGYI GUO is a programmer and interaction designer graduated from School of Visual Art Computer Art Department, MFA , 2011,NY.
I am a 50% programmer and 50% designer who is passionate about creating great ideas and translating them into engaging, intelligent and innovative user experiences.
People ask me why you like to struggle with code I ask them why they listen to music?
My life is ironic in some way, I used to swear not to be a programmer ever and forever and several years later figured out visual programming can be this interesting and worth playing ever and forever.
I enrolled in college first as a computer science student software engineering for 2 years and then made the biggest change in my life which is to abandon everything I have learnt but started my other journey as an animation artist. I took an exam and enrolled directly into the 3rd year animation department in the same year. Those years was "hard years" for me in terms of making up classes I missed in 2 years, realistic drawing and technicals stuff using all kinds of softwares.Busy is my friend at that time. But the things I am proud of is on my final graduation thesis defense, after viewing my thesis animation the professor who is always critical about me silenced for a while and eventually said: I like your piece.
Graduated in 2009 and I came to new york on the same year on Sep. Two major changes happened again. One is at the age of 23 I first start to speak English for real... Another is that "the abandon thing" happened again because I decided to embrace interactivity instead of motion graphics which means I returned to "ZERO" again. Wether worth it or not? If not because you know Rock how can you know that you prefer classic music better?
Speaking of English. English for me is a language I speak but don't feel. Two language systems are like PC and Mac which I can not either control the conflict or the transmission...
However, there are several things I learnt here is very much valuable for me. The first one is to learn how to learn instead of to learn the knowledge per se. Another one is the long time goal I discovered lately which is the decision to embrace interactivity. I learnt a lot from people around me and also frustrated adapting to the new environment. I told kurt Ralske it's exhausted there are endless things to you need to learn. Kurt smiled,"well,that's what life is about..."