Press features and mentions


Fast Company: 9 Books Designers Should Read in 2019 (Jan. 2019)


800-CEO-Read 2018 Business Book Awards Short List (Dec. 2018)

Marketplace: 3 innovations that started out as inclusive design solutions (Nov. 2018)

InVision Blog: Inclusion is Designing the Future (Nov. 2018)

IIDA Perspective Magazine: In Touch (Fall/Winter 2018)

The Economist: Better By Design (Nov. 2018)

Quartz: There’s already a blueprint for a more accessible internet. If only designers would learn it. (Nov. 2018)

CEOWORLD Magazine: How Inclusion Fuels Business (Nov. 2018)

Gray Magazine: The Future of Inclusive Design (Nov. 2018)

Fast Company: The No. 1 thing you're getting wrong about inclusive design (Oct. 2018)

Medium: User Friendly | How Bad Design Perpetuates Harmful Stereotypes (Oct. 2018)

Town Hall Seattle podcast (Oct. 2018)

KUOW: The Record with Bill Radke (Oct. 2018)

GeekWire Summit: Google UX design director Kat Holmes talks ‘mismatched interactions’ and inclusive design at GeekWire Summit (Oct. 2018)

Gartner Talent Angle Podcast with Scott Engler: Fueling Innovation Through Inclusive Design with Kat Holmes (Oct. 2018)

GeekWire – Working Geek: Inclusive-design UX whiz Kat Holmes has tips for serving a broader audience (Sept. 2018)

MIT Press and MIT Media Lab's Journal of Design and Science essay contest winner Myth and the Making of AI

SYPartners Designing for Humanity podcast: Time for tech to get inclusive

POSSIBLE, Recognizing Exclusion Is the Key to Inclusive Design: In conversation with Kat Holmes

MIT Press, author of Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design (coming Sept 2018)

What You're Getting Wrong About Inclusive Design, Fast Company interview

John Maeda & Kat Holmes on Designing for Inclusiveness, Creative Mornings and WordPress interview

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards, 2018 jury member

User Experiences for All: How Kat Holmes Transforms Businesses with Inclusive Design, Adobe Blog

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, featured artist, Access + Ability exhibit and Designing Accessible Cities Symposium (27:00) with coverage in The New York Times and Fast Company.

Renewal Conference, a event, co-host with John Maeda (April 2018)


Named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, design category

Inclusion by Design workshop, Fast Company's "FC/LA: A Meeting of the Most Creative Minds

High Resolution, featured interview, "Design Masters" series and highlighted on TechCrunch

IxDA Interaction Awards, "Empowering" Best in Category and "Connecting" Finalist for Inclusive toolkit

Featured in John Maeda's 2017 Design in Tech report

World Changing Ideas, Fast Company, finalist for Inclusive toolkit

"A Human-Led Approach to Tackling Society's Challenges", O'Reilly Design podcast


"Who Gets to Play", contributing author, at Automattic (web)

"Microsoft's Radical Bet on a New Type of Design Thinking", interview with Fast Company (web and print) 


"Humanizing Technology", interview with Communication Arts Interactive Annual 2015 (web and print)


"Captivated by Her: A Design + Marketing Love Story", Yale Consumer Insights (web)

"Philosophy of Design", Next at Microsoft Podcast (web and SoundCloud)

"Meet four people helping to design the future of Microsoft", Microsoft Stories (web)