Yukai Du’s animations help answer the question: can plants communicate?

Date
9 May 2016
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Commissioned by TED-Ed to accompany a lesson by Richard Karban about his study of plant communication, Yukai Du has created some simple, bright and cheery animations. Combining a primary colour palette with simple and clear depictions of plants, the work helps, along with the narration, convey a complex idea in an engaging and entertaining way. “My idea is to translate the lesson to a children-friendly and simple visual format,” says Yukai. “I also collaborated with sound designer and composer Angus MacRae to enrich the voiceover.” The animations maintain a steady pace without becoming a distraction from the lecture itself, a balance achieved by Yukai’s control throughout the whole creative process. We last featured Yukai in 2015 and her work continues to develop with confidence.

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Yukai Du: Can Plants Communicate?

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Yukai Du: Can Plants Communicate?

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Yukai Du: Can Plants Communicate?

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Yukai Du: Can Plants Communicate?

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Yukai Du: Can Plants Communicate?

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Yukai Du: Can Plants Communicate?

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Yukai Du: Can Plants Communicate?

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Owen Pritchard

Owen joined It’s Nice That as Editor in November of 2015 leading and overseeing all editorial content across online, print and the events programme, before leaving in early 2018.

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