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Two new talk videos available: Interaction 18 and Microsoft Research

It's been an eventful few months for Ideaplatz founder Cheryl Platz. In February, she had the honor of following Alan Cooper on the Interaction 18 main stage in Lyon, France. Check out the video on Vimeo. And in March this year, Microsoft Research published the video debut of the full-length "Future of Voice" talk she delivered as an invited speaker in December. The video also includes post-talk discussion with attendees including Bill Buxton. Check out the video on the Microsoft Research site. Cheryl also had the pleasure of presenting her "Giving Voice to your Voice Designs" workshop at the Office…
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Don’t miss Cheryl at Interaction Week 18

On February 6, 2018, Cheryl is honored to return to the IxDA's renowned Interaction conference. This year, she brings her product design talk "From Blank Page to World Stage" to the main stage at Interaction Week '18 in Lyon, France. The 35-minute version of this talk (that debuted at Design Matters in 2017) will be presented at 10:25am, immediately following the keynote by design legend Alan Cooper. "From Blank Page to World Stage" on the Interaction 18 website
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The Future of Voice (talk): Now Available

Cheryl Platz, founder of design education company Ideaplatz, had the honor of debuting her brand new VUI vision talk, "The Future of Voice", at Webdagene 2017 this October in Oslo. If you couldn't join us live, the 18-minute version of the talk is available below. Based on the warm reception the talk received in Oslo, Cheryl was invited to present a new extended version of the talk for the Microsoft Research community in December. Both the short (18-20 minutes) and keynote length (30-45 minutes) talks are available for further booking - reach out to us at info@ideaplatz.com for a quote!…
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Launching our Corporate Workshops

Thank you to the fine folks at POP in Seattle, who brought Ideaplatz on site to teach the full day version of our popular "Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs" workshop. The discussions were fantastic, full of great ethical questions and skill ideas. Can't wait to see how they apply their new design skills to voice designs! Interested in booking a workshop for your own team? Reach out to us at info@ideaplatz.com with your proposed class size and what content you're interested in. Rates scale based on format, workshop length, and number of participants. Thx @muppetaphrodite for your incredible workshop…
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VUI workshop in Oslo: Almost Sold Out

Tickets are going fast for our FULL-DAY voice design workshop, Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs, scheduled for October 18 at the Webdagene conference in Oslo, Norway. Cheryl Platz will be bringing this acclaimed experience to Norway after rave reviews during past presentations of this workshop at Interaction '17, Carnegie Mellon University, UX Lisbon, Puget Sound SIGCHI and EuroIA 2017. Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets. Workshop attendance is only available as an add-on to conference admission. As of this writing, only 8 spots remain for this workshop. Cheryl will also be debuting a new mainstage…
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Keynote at Design Matters

Keynote at Design Matters

Cheryl is thrilled to be bringing the premiere of her new keynote, From Blank Page to World Stage, to the Design Matters conference in Copenhagen on Wednesday, September 27. Cheryl will be featured alongside an fantastic lineup including designers from Spotify, Uber, Instagram, IBM, IDEO... and more! Conference tickets are available for $900 (805 Euro) at the official site. Intrigued, but can't get to Copenhagen? Contact us about booking this keynote for your own design conference at info@ideaplatz.com"
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Join us at EuroIA in September 2017

Cheryl is honored to be bringing her renowned workshop, Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs, to EuroIA in Stockholm, Sweden. Join her on September 30 for her four-hour tutorial and gain practical, actionable understanding and guidance you'll be able to immediately apply to your own voice designs. Tickets for the conference start at 300 Euro for 1-day admission. From the EuroIA website: The EuroIA summit is Europe’s leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference. It is a unique event that brings together veteran Information Architects, experts from diverse fields practising IA, and newcomers to the practice of IA…
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Private VUI Workshops Available

Does your design studio want to add voice user interface design to your skill set? Cheryl's internationally renowned VUI workshop Giving Voice to Your Voice Designs is now available for corporate bookings. Our basic flat-rate package includes a 5-hour on-site workshop for up to 20 students with workshop creator and instructor Cheryl Platz. (Puget Sound bookings will not incur travel fees.) Students will walk away with reference handouts, sample deliverables for a voice skill, and a private reference link to the workshop presentation for 90 days. For a more customized experience, contact us with your needs. We can discuss larger…
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