Catherine Newman is an Industrial Product Designer & Developer. She utilizes her Phd in mechanical engineering in her work as a bay area/silicon valley-based product developer and to teach product design & design-thinking at the university level. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2010 with a specialty in design theory & methods. ('Everyday' Designers
Her dissertation, entitled Information Scaffolding, focused on author-friendly techniques for user-centered information design. (Information Scaffolding
Her design work has been pictured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and has been published in design magazine, ReadyMade.
These days, she is often involved in these aspects of the product design process:
- Product Development & Planning
- User-Centered Context-Relevant Design
- Prototype Development, Strategy, & Testing
- Product Design with DFM, DFA, DFI & DFU
- Industrial Enclosure Design + CAD
- Design Process Capture & Documentation
Former clients include: Streetline Networks, Readymade Magazine, Stanford Design School, and KAUST University.