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Ruxin Li

MA work

Kinetic Dynamism

This project explores the possibility of materials that respond to light and temperature. It is based on the context of autonomous driving and car-sharing within the environment of the rise of isolation and loneliness in urban living in 2025. In this project, Ruxin focuses on how to bring back the thrill and excitement of driving in the era of autonomous driving. She tries to create an exciting and dynamic environment for riders through the use of colours, materials and finishes. The Perspex materials are treated with a specific process to be able to respond to the change of temperature and lighting condition which will provide riders with various moods. The tactile experience of materials is applied to develop relationships and build trust between passengers and vehicles.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2018



  • Ruxin Li focuses her practice on colours, materials and finishes design in the context of automobiles, industrial products and the sportswear industry. She embraces the strength of technology, and combines digital techniques with her clean, dynamic design language. The colours in her design are translated from her own experience and research to create specific atmospheres for users. She has collaborated with various designers and companies to work on different products such as electrical appliances and automobiles.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion Design, China Academy of Art
  • Exhibitions

  • PGxRCA — Future Materials, PriestmanGoode London Headquarters, 2017; Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2017–2018
  • Conferences

  • Publications

  • A sneak peek of future material explorations, Jim Biddulph, Material Lab Journal, 2018; PGxRCA — Future Materials, Anna Meyer, PriestmanGoode News, 2017