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Mentor

Erika Harano

Based in St Louis

I emphasize using design to collaborate with people in making systems work better for all.

Design Educator

Recent Work

What students say

"Erika was/ is a joy to work with; I feel very lucky to have been matched up with her. Her feedback is thorough, easy to understand, and encouraging, and it's clear that she's very knowledgeable and experienced in the field. She's professional, but also easy to get along with and adaptable. Thank you for matching me with her."

- Bonnie K, UX Research & Strategy

"Erika is truely a Design Mentor and Educator. She is sharp and brilliant. She is a great communicator who knows the art of empowering and challenging people to do better every time. I am so lucky that I partnered with Erika in this course. There are a lot of great Design Domain Experts but students who are new to design really need someone like Erika who asks quality questions, helps us develop design thinking and challenges us to think and improve our work through research and references. All people managers, mentors, and educators need to have the strength that Erika has. At the end of the course, it is amazing how much I have gone from the beginning. Not to mention that she is fun to work with, flexible, understanding, and super responsive and always on-time every time. Thank you Erika!"

- Kullawee K, UX: Interaction Design

"She has given me very thorough feedback on my assignments and has provided several resources outside of class material to help with my learning. It was a great experience."

- Brian S, UX Research & Strategy

"I LOVE Erika. The energy she gives off is such a perfect match for my enthusiasm and passion to learn more about UX. She gives great advices on my projects and approach to each one. I like how she gives me her experience on similar approaches, even if they are different from how the course work suggests it. I loved having non-course conversations like portfolio, job hunting, working with clients, conducting research. It helped me see what type of real world experiences are like vs course work. I definitely want to have Erika as my mentor for when I sign up for Interaction Design. I want her to have the context for my project as I see it through the IxD course."

- Candi L, UX Research & Strategy

"Erika is immensely helpful and patient. She gives great, constructive feedback to help you understand better and get the most out of the course. I was lucky to have her as my mentor."

- Rachel C, UX Research & Strategy

Past Students

Tim B.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Faith P.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Alen H.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Maeve O.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Cathie D.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Liana R.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Wendy V.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kullawee K.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Elena G.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Brian S.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Alison B.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Melissa .

UX: Interaction Design

 

Bonnie K.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Regina D.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Candi L.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kevin M.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Danielle A.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Kevin X.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Susie H.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Rachel C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Sierra J.

UX Research & Strategy