For her work in both real world games and the early Internet of Things, Kati was named one of the “Top 35 Innovators Under 35” by MIT's Technology Review Magazine (2010), “Top 100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company Magazine (2011), and awarded the World Technology Network award in Entertainment (2011). She leads the Humanizing Data Research & Prototyping Group at NYU's ITP, and frequently speaks on online and offline engagement, economies, games, and sensors.
Her work has been covered by Businessweek, the New York Times, Wired, National Geographic, and Glamour Magazine, among others. She has worked with clients including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Foursquare, the United Kingdom's Department for Transport, the BBC, Channel 4, the Carnegie Institute, Disney Imagineering, Nike, Discovery Channel, CBS, MTV, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of MOMA and has been exhibited at the Design Museum of London and Museum of Science & Industry.
She is currently a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, FUSE. Previously, she was Director of Product for Zynga New York and Vice President and Senior Producer at Area/Code (acquired by Zynga). In 2012 she became Innovator-in-Residence at USC's Annenberg School, where she led workshops in Design Patterns for Autonomous Objects.