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Design Group Staff

Instructors

Administrative Staff

Instructors

Lecturer Kurt Beiter teaches ME317A Design Methods: Product Definition and ME317B Design Methods: Quality by Design.

Lecturer Joe Hustein focuses on the interplay of law, business, and intellectual property and their effects on strategies in the design and commercialization of technology. He brings more than three decades of experience as an engineer, industrial designer, and business lawyer to his classes on technology licensing. Hustein has been the general counsel of several Silicon Valley companies and is currently at SVTC Technologies, an R&D semiconductor fab headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Lecturer David L. Jaffe has interests that include embedded microcomputer systems and alternative user interfaces. He teaches Perspectives in Assistive Technology, a winter quarter course that explores the broad spectrum of issues surrounding the design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with disabilities.  He is the Associate Director of the Alex Tung Memorial Assistave Technology Laboratory at Stanford (ATLAS).

Lecturer Marlo Dreissigacker Kohn is the manager of the Product Realization Lab's Room 36 student workspace and project lab in the Huang Engineering Center. She is eager to help give students of all disciplines the tools and confidence to explore their creative ideas through hands-on design adventures. Marlo is interested in elastomeric part design, soft goods products, medical device design, and early product design development.

Lecturer Jeffrey Schox is a Registered Patent Attorney and the founding member of Schox Patent Group, a boutique patent firm devoted to building patent portfolios that enable startups to increase value and attract funding. Drawing on his experience of over ten years in patent law and his degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering, he has filed over 250 patent applications in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies. Jeffrey also teaches patent law in Stanford's law school.

Lecturer Michael Sturtz is the Project Director of ReDesigning Theater which applies the design thinking process to the live theater experience, re-envisioning it with technology and social media for younger audiences.  Michael is a sculptor, designer, facilitator and entrepreneur with an interest in cross-disciplinary innovation.  In 1999, Michael founded The Crucible, an art school that encourages a truly non-competitive learning environment, and lead it to become the nation's largest non-profit industrial arts education facility, while also producing large scale events blending theater, dance, industrial processes and fire arts.  After twelve years at the helm, Michael retired from The Crucible to pursue new projects that explore the intersection of art, design, theater, engineering and beyond.

 

Administrative Staff

Kristin Burns

Group Manager & Administrative Director, Industry Affiliate Program for Teaching Design Thinking
Email: kristin.burns@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-4288
Fax: (650) 723-3521
Office: Bldg 550, Room 153
Office Hours:   MTThF 6:30 a.m.-1:30p.m., W 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Telecommuting afternoons

Renee Chao

Design Program Administrator
Email:  renee.chao@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5436
Fax: (650) 723-3521
Office: Bldg 550, Room 151
M-F: 7:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Supports:
Consulting Assistant Prof. Bill Burnett
Prof. David Kelley
Design Program Academic Staff

Erina DuBois

DDL Program Administrator
Email: edubois@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-4287
Fax: (650) 723-3521
Office: Bldg 550, Room 136
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Supports:
Prof. Chris Gerdes
Dynamic Design Lab

Anne Hare

Program Administrator
Email: annehare@stanford.edu
Phone:
Fax: (650) 723-5034
Office: Bldg 530, Room 226Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Supports:
Prof. Fritz Prinz

Trish Hicks

Front Desk Administrator
Email: phicks@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-9131
Fax: (650) 723-3521
Office: Bldg 550, Room 114
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 12:45-4:15 p.m.
Supports:
Prof. Emeritus Jim Adams
Prof. Tom Kenny (non-research)
Paul Mitiguy
Prof. Emeritus Doug Wilde
Prof. Allison Okamura (non-research)
Prof. Bernie Roth
Prof. Sheri Sheppard (non-research)
Prof. Emeritus Ken Waldron

John Richardson

ME310 Program Administrator
Email: johnwr@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-9131
Fax: (650) 723-3521
Office: Bldg 550, Room 132
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 12:45-4:15 p.m.
Supports:
ME310

Heather Robinson

Program Administrator
Email: hnrobinson@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 721-9433
Fax: (650) 723-3521
Office: Bldg 550, Room 132
Hours: MTThF 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1-5:00 p.m., Th 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. & 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Supports:
Prof. Ed Carryer
Prof. Mark Cutkosky (non-research)
Prof. David Lentink
Prof. Drew Nelson
ME113 Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Design
ME218ABCD Smart Product Design
ME317AB Design Methods

Anneliese Rogers

Center for Design Research Administrator
Email: arogers4@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-9233
Fax: (650) 725-8475
Office: Bldg 560 Rm 206
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2-5:00 p.m.
Supports:
Prof. Mark Cutkosky (research)
Prof. Larry Leifer
Prof. Allison Okamura (research)
Prof. Sheri Sheppard (research)

Adele Tanaka

CARS: Center for Automotive Research at Stanford Manager
Revs Program at Stanford Manager
Email: adelet@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 723-5499
Fax: (650) 725-2472
Office:  Bldg 550, Room 133
Hours: M-F 7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 12:30-4:15 p.m.
Supports:
Sven Beiker, PhD
Reilly Brennan

Frances Yang

Product Realization Laboratory Administrator
Email: francesy@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 724-3586
Fax: (650) 723-3521
Office: Bldg 550, Room 102
Hours: M, W 9:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 6:00
T, Th, F 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m.
Supports:
Prof. Dave Beach
Sr. Lecturer Craig Milroy
Lecturer Marlo Dreissigacker Kohn

Jo Yuan

CARS and Revs Administrator
Email: joyuan@tanford.edu
Phone: (650) 724-4251
Fax: (650) 725-2472
Office:  Bldg 550, Room 133
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Supports:
Sven Beiker, PhD
Reilly Brennan
Adele Tanaka
Erina DuBois