Shanshan Gao

Class of 2013


Born and raised in Mainland China, Shanshan is a cross-disciplinary designer. She received her Bachelor of Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2007. Inspired to use her ideas to improve the world rather than only focusing on technological trends, she switched to a major in Industrial Design at Zhejiang University and received a master degree in 2011.

With great passion for design, she took part in various international concept design competitions and received two IF Material Trend Awards, one IF Concept Award, three Red Dot Concept Awards and one Kokuyou Design Award. She participated in a wide array of interaction design projects, including integrating technology into digital toys and augmented reality games to improve children’s mental and physical experience, intelligent air conditioning and exterior refinement system, neurological rehabilitation and intelligent home appliance development. Before joining SVA, Shanshan worked as an intern at Lenovo Corporate Research and Development to assist the Smart TV development.

Shanshan loves communicating with different people, travelling, and photography in her leisure time.

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