A Forum for Innovation
Introducing Member: Kate Holmes
Company: self employed
City: San Francisco
Cultural Ambassador: yes
Interests: Cross-Cultural Business, Design (Visual, Interactive, UXD, Environmental), Organizational Design, Sociology of Work, Sustainable models for business, design and development, Technology, Writing
Questions and AnswersWhat will you say about the work you've done at the end of your career?
It made a difference.Where do you go for inspiration?
Anywhere and everywhere in the Mission.... the greatest open air public art project in the country.How do you build resilience into your work & company?
Always check in. With values, goals, new ideas, comrades in arms.What keeps you up at night?
My Kindle.What gets you up in the morning?
My son.... and De la Paz Mission Blend.How is your work cross-cultural?
Every system, microcosm, group, and pattern has its own culture. My work interests center on helping different groups communicate--and understand-- each other.
I like to help designers talk to engineers. To help engineers talk to business folk. Users understand a product, a value proposition. Observation and analysis can help clarify the definition of a system, but understanding why it works and how one system works with another is my art.