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  • Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Barry M. Katz papers
    Creator: Katz, Barry M.
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1651
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1954-2011
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Use

    While University Archives is the owner of the physical and/or digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item] Barry M. Katz papers (SC1651). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Barry M. Katz, 2024.

    Biographical / Historical

    Barry M. Katz is a design historian based in the Design Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is at the same time Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts and Fellow of IDEO, Inc., the global design and innovation consultancy. Dr. Katz holds degrees from McGill University in Montreal, the London School of Economics, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has published dozens of essays and articles on design history and theory, as well as seven books.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of the contents of John Arnold's "Creative Engineering Seminars" held at MIT in 1956, which included presentations by Buckminster Fuller, Abraham Maslow, Al Capp, and other notable individuals who introduced radical concepts at the time such as "brainstorming," "operational creativity," and "applied imagination.". Also included is a notebook assembled by Carl Clement, who led the design group at Hewlett Packard and taught at Stanford, Bob McKim's original paper on "Aesthetics and Engineering Design" from the early 1960s, and materials related to ME116, "Advanced Product Design," a Stanford course developed and taught by Clement and McKim.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Engineering design.
    Engineering research.
    Engineering design -- Study and teaching -- California -- Stanford.