New improv for design talk premiered at DesignOps Summit 2018

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:…
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Speaking at Amuse UX Conference

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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VUI Workshop in Budapest on Oct 31!

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…
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DEVit 360: New talk on June 11

Fresh off a successful talk and workshop at UX London, Cheryl returns to Europe next week to speak at DEVit 360 in Thessaloniki. While many of our talks and workshops have been targeted at designers thus far, Cheryl will be debuting a new talk with a broader target audience. DEVit 360 // Monday, June 11 Opti-pessimism - Design for the best case, build for the worst How can we design for the promise of the future AND build for the reality of today, all while in an Agile environment? Cheryl Platz turns her experience designing for products like Azure and…
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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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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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