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Rain Lei

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Burnout is a critical design project describing a dystopian hospital A&E, where nurses are required to use life support equipment to enable them to work longer. This ultra-efficient working condition may seem inhumane, but society today already puts nurses’ lives and patients’ lives on the same scale, and determines that the latter are more important.

According to Byung-Chui Han in The Burnout Society, 'in the course of general acceleration and hyperactivity we are also losing the capacity for rage'. The purpose of these props is to empower the lower hierarchy staff in hospitals to speak up about their labour rights and to facilitate a dialogue around this ethical issue.


  • Rain is a designer who harnesses technology to challenge social inequality and empower individuals for positive systemic change. She is especially interested in interventions for healthcare industries.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Product Design, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Research assistant, user experience designer, Philips Investment Co. Ltd, Shanghai, 2018; Strategy designer, Made in Nature Co. Ltd, Hangzhou, China, 2016–2017
Royal College of Art