Barry M. Katz papers SC1651

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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
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Language of Material: English .

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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.


Papers, 2024-073 ARCH-2024-073

Box 1, Folder 1

MIT Creative Engineering Seminars 1956

Box 1, Folder 2

Reprints on design and engineering

Box 1, Folder 3

The Mouse That Roared: Research documentary on world's first modular computer workstation 1968

Box 1, Folder 4

Hewlett-Packard design work, photos, and slides 1954-1971

Box 1, Folder 5

Charles Irby: Design Methodology document used by Star Development team 1977

Box 1, Folder 6

WorkSlate reference guide 1983

Box 1, Folder 7

Scientific American: Communications, Computers, and Networks 1991

Box 1, Folder 8

Design Renaissance Conference 1993

Box 1, Folder 9

IDEO Design workbooks and presentations 1994

Box 1, Folder 10

IDEO design proposal 1996

Box 1, Folder 11

Ikujiro Nonaka papers 1988-1997

Box 1, Folder 12

Administrative Science Quarterly 1996-1997

Box 1, Folder 13

Ampex annual reports 1978-1998

Box 1, Folder 14

Ampex pamphlets 1980-1998

Box 1, Folder 15

IDEO Methodology handbook 1999

Box 1, Folder 16

IDEO U Innovation workshops 2001

Box 1, Folder 17

Ampex DVDs 1976-2004

Box 1, Folder 18

PARC: A Xerox Company 40th anniversary documents 2010

Box 1, Folder 19

Autographed CDs of "Looking Back" and "Sunquest" by J. Budd Steinhilber 2011

Box 1, Folder 20

IDEO McKinsey's 7-S framework

Box 1, Folder 21

Clement Design Labs pamphlet

Box 2, Folder 1

WorkSlate Keyboard and LCD screen 1980