Ideaplatz: the road to great design. We offer design inspiration that empowers today’s designers to build tomorrow’s experiences. Founder Cheryl Platz is an internationally recognized designer, author, speaker, and instructor. Our services are available for conferences, corporate training, and individual coaching. Contact us today to book Ideaplatz services or Cheryl’s expertise.

Cheryl is the author of Design Beyond Devices: Creating Multimodal, Cross-Design Experiences, published by Rosenfeld Media in December 2020. Book a talk or workshop to bring the content from Cheryl’s book to life in your team’s design toolbox. To learn more about our new content in support of Design Beyond Devices – as well as access free downloads and podcasts – visit the new Ideaplatz Design Beyond Devices book site or our public Events Calendar.

Cheryl speaks in front of a packed house at Amuse UX 2018 in Budapest, Hungary


"Do it! The workshop is fun, engaging, and incredibly useful. Cheryl is an extremely engaging speaker- not one second of the workshop was boring!"
"Thank you Cheryl for putting these sessions together for us. We have gotten a lot of positive feedback from the learnings and we’ll likely be using the frameworks and techniques in a number of our projects to come. "
"Thank you! That was really interesting, entertaining, unexpected, got me thinking. Onwards to the (next) final frontier!"
"The exercises were the best of all other masterclasses I visited because it integrated MURAL. I really liked your lively style of talking. It was very refreshing compared to the other speakers. And the good examples from your experience about how hard certain things were, like thinking about the transitions."
"Having my mind blown by @funnygodmother with her deep understanding of multimodality and models for #interactivity. Her book is now on my reading list. Amazing speaker at our internal #WomeninTeams conference #Boost21"
"Gave us concrete examples of real world items she worked on and they ran into and solved issues and showed us how to think and plan through diagramming a skill using the Mural board. That set up was great!"


New Keynote: Carousel of Progress
New Keynote: Carousel of Progress
September 2, 2021
On September 1, 2021 Ideaplatz founder Cheryl Platz debuted her first entirely new keynote in 3 years: The Carousel of Progress: Adapting to a (Post) Pandemic World. ABSTRACT: Human p...
Voiceflow Keynote: Demystifying Multimodal Design
Voiceflow Keynote: Demystifying Multimodal Design
October 14, 2021
On October 13, 2021, Ideaplatz founder Cheryl Platz joined the Voiceflow community to share a keynote specifically targeted at practitioners in the conversational design space, aiming to sh...
Video from Opti-Pessimism keynote at Interaction Latin America 2019
Video from Opti-Pessimism keynote at Interaction Latin America 2019
September 14, 2021
We're delighted to share after long last the video from Cheryl's very well-received keynote presentation at the largest design conference in the Southern Hemisphere, Interaction Latin Ameri...
Book club talk: “What Comes Next” Slides from Design Spaces
Book club talk: “What Comes Next” Slides from Design Spaces
September 10, 2021
On September 9, Ideaplatz founder Cheryl Platz joined the San Diego-based but nationwide community Design Spaces to discuss the content from her book Design Beyond Devices. As most attendee...
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