Video from Amuse UX 2018 now available

Talks
In October, Cheryl had the honor of speaking at Amuse UX Conference in Budapest, Hungary. She delivered her popular "Future of Voice" talk, updated to reflect new developments and including major new points around voice personas and human perception. That talk is now available to view, either on the Amuse conference site or on YouTube. Thanks again to all of the hardworking volunteers and staff members who made the event possible! Are you interested in this talk for your event? Contact us at info@ideaplatz.com. Cheryl's 2019 calendar is filling rapidly!
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Seattle-area voice design workshop on Nov 30

Workshops
After two years of touring the world, "Giving Voice to your Voice Designs" is coming home! We're offering the full-day version of this renowned voice design workshop in Redmond, WA on November 30. $350 includes all fees, snacks, a boxed lunch, and take-home materials. A 10% discount is available for teams of 4 or more when booking together. Don't miss this rare opportunity to take this workshop with a small group without traveling abroad! Perfect for both first-party voice designers (at companies like Amazon or Google), multimodal designers looking to add voice to existing experiences, and product managers or developers without design support looking to improve their experiences. Get your tickets today at Eventbrite. This workshop is in high demand around the world, and is regularly updated and refined based…
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New improv for design talk premiered at DesignOps Summit 2018

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This week in New York City, Cheryl took the stage with local guest performer Jason Specland to bring a brand new keynote-length talk to the attendees of Rosenfeld Media's DesignOps Summit 2018. In this brand new talk, Cheryl outlines three key improvisational principles and how they can be directly applied to our roles as design leaders. Along the way, Cheryl and Jason perform improvisational games that reflect these principles and show how embracing the unknown can lead to engaging outcomes. Cheryl and Jason also taught the audience several take-home group improv games to take back to their teams. Full video: DesignOps Summit 2018 Check out some of the Tweets below, or peek at the slides on Slideshare. This talk is available for conferences looking to increase energy or shake up…
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Speaking at Amuse UX Conference

Talks, Workshops
Cheryl is in Budapest today to speak at Amuse UX Conference, bringing a newly updated version of her groundbreaking talk The Future of Voice. Want to download the slides? We've got your back. Future of Voice: Amuse UX 2018 (PDF) A few additional seats have been added to our full-day Giving Voice to Voice Designs workshop scheduled during Amuse workshop day on Halloween - grab one here for $330 before they're gone again!
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Expanded corporate training available

Workshops
This week, Cheryl had the honor of leading a two-day conversational UI workshop for a talented group of designers and other futurists at BMW Group in Munich, Germany. Thanks to everyone on the team for the opportunity, and the excellent questions along the way! Is your design team looking to level up their skills in the face of increased input and output complexity? Our workshops can help. Reach out to us today to discuss a single or multi-day workshop plan customized to your team's needs. Choose from these popular full day workshops and mix and match to fit within your training budget: Giving Voice to your Voice Designs Conversation beyond voice: chatbots, multimodal design, and research techniques Personality for Conversational Agents Storyboarding for Product Design Collaborative Creativity through Improv Want…
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Featured on BBC Radio’s “The Digital Human”

Press
Ideaplatz founder Cheryl Platz had the honor of speaking with BBC Radio 4's venerable program, "The Digital Human". The episode, entitled "Subservience", explores our relationship with our digital assistants - and how that relationship may unintentionally influence our relationships with other humans. The episode aired live on Oct 22, 2018 and is available on demand from the BBC website here. Podcast links will be updated here once available. Did the conversation spark ideas? Are you a business owner looking to explore conversational UI, or a designer looking to learn how to deliver voice designs? A few ways you can get started: Join Cheryl's full-day voice design workshop in Budapest on Oct 31. A handful of tickets remain.
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NEW TALK: Creativity through Improv (DesignOps Summit in NYC)

Talks
Ideaplatz is proud to announce the debut of our 2nd new talk in 2018: Collaborative Creativity with Improv. This highly energetic, interactive, entertaining session is a great choice to re-energize a crowd after a long day of mind-bending sessions. Session brief: "Improvisational theater performers create an environment where creativity is maximized within an environment of listening and nonjudgemental collaboration. Take a peek behind the curtain as two professional improvisors (and technologists!) demonstrate some of the key principles they apply not just onstage, but their day jobs at software companies as well. All this while laughing your way through the end of the day!" Join us in New York City at the DesignOps Summit on November 7 at 4:20 PM to get a glimpse at some of the improv principles that…
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VUI Workshop in Budapest on Oct 31!

Talks, Workshops
Join us for our full-day voice workshop in Budapest on October 31 Amuse UX has booked us for a rare full-day version of our world-renowned voice design workshop, Giving Voice to your Voice Designs. Our curriculum has been updated in 2018 for even more interactivity, and received rave reviews at UX London 2018 and UX Week 2018 in its half-day form. This full day format allows plenty of time for hands-on exploration of your voice skill, feature, or idea - and some concepts not discussed in the half day version of the class. This will be the last public presentation of the workshop in Europe this year! Get your tickets now - only $330 for the day. Tickets available on the Amuse UX site. Cheryl speaks at the main Amuse…
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Giving Voice @ UX Week: Thank you!

Workshops
Cheryl was honored to bring Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs, our world-renowned voice design workshop, to a large group of nearly 50 passionate designers at UX Week 2018 in San Francisco this August. The 2018 version of the course brings greater interactivity and opportunities for hands-on work. Take a peek at some of the in-progress design work, and reach out to us if you'd like to bring this workshop to your own event! [gallery link="file" columns="4" size="medium" ids="256,254,261,257,258,259,260"]
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New talk video available: UX London 2018

Talks
Cheryl's 45-minute version of "The Future of Voice" as presented at UX London 2018 is now available on Vimeo! The content has been significantly updated since its last presentation at Microsoft Research, incorporating feedback from attendees at previous presentations and adapting to include late-breaking developments like Duplex and Xiaoice. Thanks to the folks at Clearleft for the wonderful opportunity, and to everyone who shared their perspectives after the talk! Reach out to Cheryl if you're interested in bringing her take on the future of voice interaction to your company or conference. Check out the video: The Future of Voice: Cheryl Platz, UX London 2018 from Clearleft on Vimeo.
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