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Becca del Monte is a product engineer at OXO, the award-winning manufacturer of cooking tools and housewares. Becca is a graduate of the Stanford Engineering Product Design program.

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Discussion timestamps:

00:26 - A passion for creation.
01:06 - An overview of OXO.
02:16 - What is the universal design principle?
03:35 - Becca's role in the design / production chain.
05:37 - Getting ready for her first business trip to China.
06:46 - Becca's interests in High School.
07:34 - Talking about the Product Design course at Stanford - combining Mech and Arts.
08:45 - Finding one's path through internships.
10:01 - Tips on how to land internships: networking with alumni.
11:20 - Studying in Berlin via the CBYX Youth Exchange.
13:08 - Early career lessons.
14:37 - A lengthy job hunt upon returning to San Francisco.
16:31 - Working at Leap Frog - designing componentized buildings.
18:31 - Balancing function and form.
20:46 - Creativity in product engineering.
23:00 - Becca's favorite OXO product.
23:44 - What is the objective of good design?
24:33 - Important qualities for success in engineering.
25:26 - Future tech to watch out for: the improvement of plastics.

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Episode leading picture courtesy of OXO.

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The post #023 – OXO Product Engineer – Becca del Monte appeared first on Engineering Insights Podcast.

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