Rebecca Currano

Becky hails from Maryland, a lovely East Coast state situated halfway between Stanford and Potsdam. After earning her bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park, she went on to design powertools at Black & Decker. But after a few years she knew there had to be more to the d.life than powertools, and so she came to Stanford to find out what it might be. From ME310 to CDR she has worked on a broad variety of design and research projects from tire-force sensing, to navigation systems for the blind, to sensing beds for sleep studies. She took a year off to teach design and collect data at her alma mater. Her research investigates how the reflective dialog with design artifacts can support creative ideation. Becky is an avid dreamer and lives by the rule that you never really know what you are designing until you’re done.