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Student Showcase Archive

Xiangyin Yao

MA work

MA work

  • Final-Project-Interior

    Final-Project-Interior, 2014

  • Fresh*Air

    Fresh*Air, Xiangyin Yao 2014

  • Fresh*Air

    Fresh*Air, Xiangyin Yao 2014

Fresh* Air

A fast paced lifestyle and everyday stresses result in people being more emotionally drained and physically worn out.

Within enclosed spaces there is not enough air exchanging, chemicals emitting from on-board electronic devices, all lead to in-car pollution and an unpleasant driving experience.

Via the help of innovate materials, a car that can rejuvenate automatically will provide the experience of natural air flow and fresh oxygen. This is my solution!



  • Xiangyin Yao
  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Vehicle Design, 2014

  • To observe, learn and think is my everyday design practice. As a designer with a cross-disciplinary educational background, I find it is my vision and also my interest to try to broaden vehicle design’s boundaries by finding and solving problems. I enjoy challenging myself: being bold, taking risks and change are the driving force behind my decision to study abroad and chase my design dream at the RCA.

  • Degrees

  • BEng Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2012
  • Experience

  • Engineering Internship, The First Auto Works, Changchun, China, 2011; Design internship, Beijing Changcheng Huaguan Auto Technology Development Co, Beijing, 2012; Design Internship, SAIC Motor, Shanghai, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Concours of the Future, Audemars Piguet British Super Car Show at Salon Privé, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Winner, Excellence Category, SAIC Roewe-MG Cup Design Competition, 2013