Roxie is the Squeak Team's guide in Japan and has
been building bridges for
them there since Squeak's inception, including the first Squeak
children in Japan held at CAMP-Kyoto in May 2002, documented in
SQUEAKERS, the film.
She is Principal of Silicon Valley-Japan Connections. Fluent in
Japanese language and culture, Roxie is dedicated to bridge-building
and being a catalyst to win-win projects. She was the first American
product designer at Sony and then studied management at Stanford
Business School. At Kyoto University, she researched new product
development in Japanese consumer electronics firms and wrote case
studies on Sony, Canon, Yamaha, Sharp, and others which are sold
through Harvard Business School and the Design Management Institute.
Roxie loves encouraging creativity and often uses improv theatre
games in team building. Roxie graduated from Stanford with degrees
in Business (MBA), Product Design Engineering (BS), Japanese (BA)
and East Asian Studies (MA). As a Rotary Exchange Student and Fulbright
Scholar, she has lived in Japan for 7 years, making friends and
learning first hand how the Japanese run their homes, schools, and
businesses. Along with Viewpoints Research Institute, her clients
include: IDEO Product Development, Naoto Fukasawa Design, NTT DoCoMo,
ReplayTV, Interval Research Corporation, Palm Computing, Panasonic,
Sharp, NEC, Canon, Sony, Epson, Yamaha, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz,
Bay Area Theatresports, and TV Asahi.