From Blank Page to World Stage

In this keynote talk, learn what it takes to go from an initial idea to a natural user interface experience ready for your customers.

Cheryl has been designing cutting-edge voice user interfaces for years: from video games to Windows Automotive, Cortana, and Alexa. As the first designer on the recently-released Echo Look from Amazon, Cheryl had the unique opportunity to help the team transform their initial idea into an brand new product category: an affordable and fully voice-enabled fashion assistant.

Most designers are experts at improving upon existing experiences – but how does your process translate to a brand new product? What does it mean to design a multimodal product with voice in parallel with other user inputs? Cheryl shares some of the processes and techniques she used to help get the Echo Look from a blue-sky idea to a tangible, validated experience in the hands of customers worldwide. You’ll leave with a clearer picture of how your own skills translate to new product work, how to incorporate natural user interface concepts into your envisioning work, and how to set yourself up for success in the challenging and often secretive environment of new product design.

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This talk is designed as a keynote (45-60 minutes), but can be streamlined if needed. Contact us to discuss details!
Click here for sample slides from the Design Matters 17 conference.

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Cheryl delivering "Blank Page to World Stage" at Interaction 2018 in Lyon France, 2018