HERIN HARAMOTO

INTERACTION DESIGNER/RESEARCHER

ABOUT 







ABOUT

HERIN HARAMOTO is an award-winning interaction designer and researcher. She conceptualizes and prototypes products and experiences that connect and engage people through poetic and meaningful interactions.

Her work often revolves around people, nature, technology, and senses. By blending physical and digital elements, she strives to create sensory- rich, immersive and emotional experiences. She enjoys experimenting with different design approaches and mediums including exploring physical and digital worlds, applying new technologies, and creating new ways to utilize materials and techniques.

She finds beauty in complex systems that follow simple, but elegant rules. Especially in recent years, her curiosity has been piqued by exploring topics that combine biology and emerging technologies.



CURRICULUM VITAE

Experience

Education

Jul 2021 -
Design Researcher
Cookpad Inc. | Bristol, United Kingdom

Jul 2019 - Mar 2022 
UX Designer
GoodPatch Inc. | Tokyo, Japan

Mar 2021 - Jun 2021
Interaction Designer/Design Researcher
Frolic Studio | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Aug 2019 - Nov 2019
Creative Design Strategist Intern
North Kingdom | Skellfteå, Sweden

Oct 2017 - Jul 2018
Synergy Marketing Associate
The Walt Disney Company | Tokyo, Japan

Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Finance/Recruitment Consultant
Airswift | Doha, Qatar
2020 - 2021
Interaction Design Programme
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design | San José, Costa Rica

2018 - 2019
Industrial Design Intensive
Umeå Institute of Design | Umeå, Sweden

2011 - 2012
Cinematography (exchange)
Université Paris Diderot | Paris, France

2009 - 2013
BSc Business Administration
International Christian University | Tokyo, Japan


Design Tools

Prototyping
Unity
C#
Arduino
Rhino 3D
P5.js
Figma
Origami Studio

Graphic / Animation / Videography
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe InDesign
Skills
Interaction Design, Design Research (Observatory, Ethnographic, Participatory/Co-Creation methodologies, Synthesizing), High/Low-fi Rapid Prototyping, Physical Modeling, Physical Computing, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Video Storytelling, Animation, User Testing, Concept & Product development


Awards

Exibitions





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