Kate Rutter

Lean strategist with visual communication chops

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Kate Rutter is an entrepreneur and UX designer with a talent for bringing companies and customers together through visual methods, lean strategies, and user-centered design. She’s helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, designers, and UX managers implement Lean startup and participatory UX methods in their organizations.

Kate is Principal at Intelleto, and leads … [full biography]

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    Product Design

    I lead the work of envisioning, designing, and delivering products that are useful, usable, and delightful.

    Innovation design practices

    Teaching and sharing tools, techniques, and practices to improve creativity and innovation, increase understanding and empathy with customers, and design new products, services, and business models to address a changing business landscape.

    Lean UX

    I help user experience and product teams learn the basics of Lean Startup and Lean UX in order to build innovative products that users love. I teach them to identify and validate assumptions, find faster ways to learn from users, and develop innovative tests for predicting real user needs.

    Visual methods and concepting

    The art of making information more clear, compelling, understandable, and actionable.

    Rapid collaboration and participatory design

    Teaching and sharing tools, techniques, and practices that enable better teamwork, effectiveness and productivity, especially in high-velocity innovation and startup environments.

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  • Kate's Biography

    Kate Rutter

    Kate Rutter is an entrepreneur and UX designer with a talent for bringing companies and customers together through visual methods, lean strategies, and user-centered design. She’s helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, designers, and UX managers implement Lean startup and participatory UX methods in their organizations.

    Kate is Principal at Intelleto, and leads the UX learning track at Tradecraft, an immersive program that trains high-potential designers to work in growing startup companies. She Co-founded Luxr.co, an online education company that helps entrepreneurs create products that customers want, need, and love to buy. Prior to Luxr, Kate was Senior Practitioner at UX consultancy Adaptive Path, where she specialized in bringing customer empathy and collaborative UX practices to companies big and small.

    Kate speaks internationally on topics of UX and design entrepreneurship, rapid innovation, and visual communication techniques.