Prior to joining Monash Kate worked for eight years as a storytelling and presentation consultant to trial attorneys in the United States, specializing in intellectual property law. She had the opportunity to work with Stanford’s d.school, learning and teaching human-centered design to non-designers. Her MFA in Transdisciplinary Design was rooted in systems thinking and radical collaboration between different fields, approaches, and people.
Kate’s current work explores helping designers build narratives about their practice, infusing self-awareness into design research, and embodied design practices. Whether teaching, writing or consulting, her work is guided by connecting with other people and sharing stories.
Exploring an embodied practice of design.
Photo Credit: Alix Gerber
Intrapersonal skills and the becoming of a designer.
Photo Credit: Mathan Ratinam; Design Credit: Lisa Grocott
International Trade Commission
Explaining the importance of minute details about the design and engineering of semiconductor circuits.
Design Credit: Aaron Stienstra
MADA’s teaching & research staff are creative professionals, leading practitioners and renowned researchers who are at the top of their game, nationally and internationally.