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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Lately, we've talked to a lot of innovative product companies trying to build a successful quality culture. The first question we asked was–what is a “successful quality culture”?It means different things to different people, but in general it...Continue reading »
Innovative startups reach a point in their growth where they must incorporate formal quality processes into development. The trick is to do so in a way that feels like it adds value to the...Continue reading »
April 9, 2013
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...Continue reading »
Last week, we talked about using PartSaver for BOMControl. I wanted to share an “easter egg” that you get automatically with this new feature. While not life changing, I think it is cool and can save you...Continue reading »
Arena’s PartSaver cloud tool rapidly collects data from component source websites to Arena PartsList. I am excited to announce with Arena BOMControl Fall ’12, BOMControl customers can use PartSaver to collect component data directly to their BOMControl...Continue reading »
Sept. 27, 2012
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...Continue reading »
Does it take you a while to estimate your bill of materials (BOM) cost? To determine part availability and choose distributors for upcoming prototype build orders so that you can make a tight timeline? Have you ever botched a copy/paste job and tainted critical part data? As an engineer...Continue reading »
July 13, 2010
Marc wrote recently about the motorized bicycle that is the latest addition to the Volkswagen product line and a way for the company to extend its brand into an adjacent market. And while innovation is often at the heart of new product development, it is worth pointing out...Continue reading »