Shuhan Lei

Experience Designer
Hi, this is Shuhan, a designer, filmmaker, and, above all, storytelleršŸ¦„.

My passion for storytelling has driven me to explore the worlds of filmmakingšŸŽ¬ and philosophy, ultimately leading me to the field of experience design.

My works primarily concern community, perspectivism and agency, blending rationality with emotion and practicality with creativity.

While always relying on credible data and facts to support every step I take, I am a story-driven person at the core. I see through the data stories of life, struggle, hope, and desire, and use these narratives to guide my design and artistic decisions.
Hi, this is Shuhan, a designer, filmmaker, and, above all, storytelleršŸ¦„.

My passion for storytelling has driven me to explore the worlds of filmmakingšŸŽ¬ and philosophy, ultimately leading me to the field of experience design.

My works primarily concern community, perspectivism and agency, blending rationality with emotion and practicality with creativity.

While always relying on credible data and facts to support every step I take, I am a story-driven person at the core. I see through the data stories of life, struggle, hope, and desire, and use these narratives to guide my design and artistic decisions.
Thesis Faculty
Clarinda Mac Low, Chris Prentice

Get Sexcited: Sex Toy Design Workshop for Seniors

Get Sexcited

What is sexšŸŒŸ to you? Is it just limited to intercourse? Is cuddling considered sexual? What about kissing? Have you ever pondered how sex might feel when you’re 75 years old compared to when you were 22? 

To celebrate creativity and sexuality in older generations, I created “Get Sexcited”, a sex toy design workshop for seniorsšŸ§. The first workshop was held at Queens Center for Gay Seniors, where I collaborated with nine older adult participant to co-design sex toys. Through sketching, making, and exchanging ideas, we explored new possibilities for intimacy and reclaimed agency in sexual expression and pleasurešŸŒ¼.

Workshop in progress at Queens Center for Gay Seniors
Sex toy designs created by the workshop participants
Workbook designed for the workshop

Later on, I selected a few designs created by the senior participants and interpreted them into 3D models for digital display and interaction at the thesis pop-up show.

3D interpretations of the participants’ original designs

You can learn more about the workshop development process and gain inspiration for facilitating your own workshop by reading my publication piece šŸ§š.