Elena Moon

Human-centered Design

Elena Moon is the founder of Osage Orange, a human-centered design studio. She has been doing a mix of research and design for the last 15 years and particularly enjoys socially and environmentally conscious projects. Her work has supported access to health care for underserved communities, open source education, community agriculture, NASA astronauts, illiterate grandmothers in the developing world, home energy conservation, and the deaf-blind community. She was a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson fellowship to conduct anthropology work with indigenous peoples in Australia and Papua New Guinea and has been involved with Portland’s Interaction Design Association for many years, leading it from 2012-2014. She’s excited to return to Bend where she once lived in a log cabin and worked as a rafting guide.