UX Salon: Slides, Video, and Follow-up

UX Salon: Slides, Video, and Follow-up

What a great international turnout we had for the UX Salon "UX Night: Design Beyond Devices with Cheryl Platz" event on June 16! Hundreds of folks tuned in live across both Zoom and YouTube from around the globe to hear Cheryl bring a new look at her book Design Beyond Devices, including: A detailed look at the four themes driving her book "Design Beyond Devices"An exploration of the Spectrum of MultimodalityA brief example of how to apply different multimodal interaction models to a single scenarioA look at the end-to-end multimodal design process and how the book's chapters map to that…
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2 public talks for June 2021

2 public talks for June 2021

Our summer talk series is launching with 2 public talks and one academic talk in June! Future talks are coming in August and September - if you're looking to book Cheryl for an appearance, reach out at cheryl@ideaplatz.com or use our contact form. To get notified of upcoming appearances including talks, podcasts, and new public workshop opportunities, join the Ideaplatz mailing list. June 10, 2021: Carnegie Mellon HCII Guest Lecture [Private Event] Guest lecture for the Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute Masters' Program (available for current students only) - talk begins at 4PM EST; contact Skip Shelley for information.…
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Design Beyond Devices: Winter Tour 2021

Design Beyond Devices: Winter Tour 2021

As this chaotic year comes into focus, so does a new series of talks and workshops in support of Cheryl's new book published through Rosenfeld Media, Design Beyond Devices: Creating Multimodal, Cross-Device Experiences. Whether you're looking to add a new multimodal skill to your design toolbox or simply looking for some lightweight techniques with which you can expand your user research, there's something here for you. All Winter 2021 tour dates are virtual and can be viewed from anywhere in the world. Voice Design Workshop - Jan 20-29Customer Context Workshop - Feb 2Multimodal Voice Design Workshop - Feb 12Design Beyond…
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November 2020 Talks: Slides Available

November 2020 Talks: Slides Available

Thank you to everyone who attended my three talks this month as I (virtually) tour in support of the release of my new book, Design Beyond Devices, coming from Rosenfeld Media on December 1, 2020. (Order from the Rosenfeld Media website before November 30th to get 15% off plus free domestic shipping, or find it at your local Amazon distributor.) Presentation PDFs Of course, it's always a lovely sign when folks would like a copy of the talk slides to refer back to later. Here are this month's presentations for your reference: Opti-pessimism: Design, AI, and Our Uncertain FuturePuget Sound…
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Virtual Book Tour: Fall 2020 Dates

Virtual Book Tour: Fall 2020 Dates

In the winter of 2020, I announced a tour that never came to be - a set of speaking engagements around the US in support of my upcoming book, Design Beyond Devices. COVID-19 had other plans, and each of those dates was cancelled. Instead, I'm bringing you a virtual tour - which means more price points and more opportunities for anyone to join me from anywhere in the world! In the fall of 2020, I'm hitting the virtual pavement to begin unveiling the content that I've poured into my upcoming book Design Beyond Devices. I've been hard at work on…
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Opti-Pessimism at Interaction Latin America 2019

Opti-Pessimism at Interaction Latin America 2019

Thank you to the volunteers, staff, and attendees in Medellin, Colombia for the warm welcome and for attending Cheryl's "Opti-Pessimism" keynote on November 2. The talk was updated to reflect the conference themes, so new slides are in order! Download Opti-Pessimism from ILA 2019 (PDF, 18MB) #OptiPessimism will be one of the many topics covered in Cheryl's upcoming book for Rosenfeld Media: "Design Beyond Devices", coming in 2020. Click here to learn more and to sign up for updates!
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Opti-Pessimism at UX Scotland 2019

Opti-Pessimism at UX Scotland 2019

It was an honor for Cheryl to kick off UX Scotland 2019 as their opening keynote speaker! Thanks for coming along as we explored elephants, dung, and worst case scenarios in a journey to discover how to adapt our design process for the consequences of big impact. Watch the talk video (60min) on VimeoDownload the slides (18MB PDF) Want even more on the topic? Check out Cheryl’s recent piece on AI and opti-pessimism on Medium. If you're interested in booking this keynote for your event, reach out to cheryl@ideaplatz.com.
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IxD19 video now available: lessons from digital broadcast communities

IxD19 video now available: lessons from digital broadcast communities

Cheryl's talk from this year's Interaction Week conference is now available on Vimeo! Join her as she tackles an entirely new subject: her experience with digital broadcast communities. (And another thank you to the IxD organizers for the opportunity to share this story, in spite of a memorable snowstorm.) https://vimeo.com/321830432
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UX Days Tokyo & Seoul 2019

UX Days Tokyo & Seoul 2019

Cheryl is honored this week to speak at both UX Days Tokyo and the inaugural UX Days Seoul! UX Days 2019 marks the debut of Cheryl's new brand new talk, Voice User Interface Design: New Solutions for Old Problems. (Click here to download Cheryl's UX Days 2019 talk slides in PDF form: 18MB.) Based on one of Cheryl's most popular Medium posts, this new talk reflects upon the success of today's voice interfaces and provides a framework for beginning your product's voice design journey. Cheryl is bringing this talk later this year to An Event Apart in Chicago, and to…
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Improv + Design Webinar with Rosenfeld Media

Cheryl will be the guest for the March edition of the Enterprise Experience webinar, hosted by Rosenfeld Media. Join Cheryl for a live Q&A expanding upon the themes she introduced in her popular "Collaborative Creativity with Improv" talk from DesignOps Summit 2018.The webinar is provided to registered members of the Enterprise Experience community - but registration is free! March 7, 2019 / 11AM ET / 8AM PT https://rosenfeldmedia.com/enterprise-experience-community/archive/videoconference-cheryl-platz-merging-improv-design/
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