Kat Holmes is the author of Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design and founder of Kata, a platform for advancing inclusion in product development and digital experiences. She advises companies on inclusive design methods that she pioneered as Director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft. This product development approach emphasizes human diversity and results in adaptive experiences, inclusive growth, and reduced customer churn.
In 2017, she was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. She led the development of Microsoft's award-winning Inclusive Design toolkit. This toolkit is widely recognized as a "radical" evolution of design thinking and practices, including honors from the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and Fast Company's World Changing Ideas.