Kathy Davies

Kathy teaches at Stanford University, where her students use Design Thinking to design cutting edge products and to reshape their lives, at Stanford and beyond. Kathy has worked with Arena since 2007, as both Validation Manager and Product Manager, and now as a contractor. She has a background in mechanical engineering, product design and medical device manufacturing, so she likes variety. When not coaching Stanford students on how to ideate, prototype and iterate, Kathy likes to come up with her own product ideas and craft innovative software solutions. Her not-so-secret agenda? To empower people to be their best creative selves by spreading the Design Thinking tools and to use those same tools herself to make stellar products. Kathy’s other big dreams: To convince everyone to drive less and walk and bike more…to teach her daughters science and fractions through baking…and to help Arena take over the world of PLM.

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Teaching at Stanford, I spend a lot of time touting the wonders of various ideation practices, and brainstorming tools. I talk a lot about how sharing ideas with a wide variety of people can increase the breadth of...

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The Spring ‘13 release of Arena BOMControl is just around the corner, and we’ve got another exciting new feature preview today: the Integrated PDXViewer. As a core part of the Arena Cloud, the Integrated PDXViewer offers a seamless process for transmitting manufacturing and quote build packages to your suppliers...

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We talked last week about how manufacturers use the new Distributor Selection feature of Arena PartsList to ballpark costs with a single click, saving time and effort in the design process. That’s just one of the many ways people use PartsList—one of the interesting things about a...

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If you’re part of an organization that’s scaling to production, we’ve got you covered with our scalable cloud PLM solution. But what if you’re just starting out? You need to capture...

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