Kate Sellen Portait
Human-Centred Researcher & Educator

Kate Sellen is a reoccuring facilitator and community member at workshops and BigTent events.

She has been involved in digital design since 1998 in many industry and government settings. Development of new tools and methods has always been a motivator in her work. Digital innovation in medical settings is a topic that poses particular ethical and practical challenges. Kate's research focuses on new technology and medical error, to create evidence-based designs for safer & more efficient healthcare.


Test & Evaluate Design with People

Refine & Filter the Design

Slides from Toolkit for Human Centredness Workshop

DesignJam Waterloo Region – a day-long innovation jamboree – guided more than a hundred design leaders & design learners, sharing ideas, tools & perspectives, to better understand & address a complex problem.


Nicknamed “Food&HousingJam,” DesignJam Waterloo gathered young leaders, mentors, teams & aspiring entrepreneurs to conceive innovative user experiences & activate ideas to improve food & housing security in the Kitchener & Waterloo Region through design thinking, innovation & entrepreneurship.