Video from Opti-Pessimism keynote at Interaction Latin America 2019

Video from Opti-Pessimism keynote at Interaction Latin America 2019

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 America. Her 2019 "Opti-Pessimism" keynote inspired many local designers to start thinking and talking about their "run!" moments. Opti-Pessimism is one of the many frameworks covered in Cheryl's book, Design Beyond Devices, which is now available from Rosenfeld Media. Can't see the video embedded here? Click here to view it on Vimeo. NOTE: The video feed was used for the large LED screens behind speakers, so it does NOT contain slides. We recommend you…
Read More
New Keynote: Carousel of Progress

New Keynote: Carousel of Progress

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 progress leaps forward thanks to inciting incidents. Political, cultural, environmental... and sometimes pandemics like the Spanish Flu or polio. We now find ourselves facing another inciting incident: the COVID-19 pandemic. Progress is inevitable. Customer expectations and needs have changed drastically in the last 18 months. But what kind of progress, and how can you adapt? Your customers will expect a more hands-free technology environment, and will expect more flexible technology that…
Read More

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:…
Read More