Haru Jangis a Product designer, Design researcher, and Storyteller who's passionate about STEAM education and all things related to human factors psychology. When it comes to devising integrated product solutions, she believes that insights gained through discovery lead to design journey breakthroughs. Connecting stories between products and people forms the foundations of her creative mojo.
After graduating Temple University with her BFA, Haru got her start designing Hawaiian folklore-inspired fine jewelry, which have been featured in JCK Magazine issues. She later received her MS:ID from Thomas Jefferson University, and went on to design medical devices, animal prosthetics, office products, and furniture. Haru has also taught Drexel PROD classes as an Adjunct Professor, and enjoys running creative workshops and seminars.
As a Narrative Designer at Elsevier Shadow Health, Haru designs story content for unique patient cases in virtual healthcare and nursing simulations. Using Agile framework processes, she works closely with major stakeholders to develop Digital Clinical Experiences (DCEs) and advanced pathophysiology concept labs. Her mission is to address gaps in healthcare representation and create content that foster empathy, build inclusivity, and promote critical thinking skills. Hearing users say they identify with virtual characters and feel more confident treating patients in real life makes her heart happy.
Unwinding after a long day means chilling with her doggo and a menagerie of house plants. When Haru is not pressing the snooze button on her days off, she spends them writing sci-fi urban fantasy fiction and dodging arrows in Skyrim.