Barry Katz

Visiting Lecturer
Barry Katz
  • He is Adjunct Professor in the Design Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Stanford University.
  • Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
  • He worked for more than twenty years with IDEO, Inc., the global design and innovation consultancy, where he conducted front-end research in support of IDEO project work. He consults with governments, companies, and academic institutions worldwide on issues pertaining to design and innovation.
Academic Experience
  • Barry was educated at McGill University in Montréal, the London School of Economics, and holds a doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
  • Barry is the author of eight books, including Change By Design with Tim Brown, (Harper Collins, 2009/2019), which explores design thinking as a strategy of business; NONOBJECT, with Branko Lukic, (MIT, 2010), a conceptual exploration of “the space between person and product;” Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design (MIT Press, Fall 2015), which has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish; and Rx: Design. Strategies for Healthcare Innovation (University of Toronto Press).
  • A new book, The Architecture of Information: Structure and Symbol for the Age of Data, is in progress. His writings on design as a strategy of innovation have appeared in many academic, professional, and popular journals.