12 – 14 June 2019

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Principal Designer, Microsoft

UX Scotland keynote speaker Heidi Helfand

Cheryl Platz is a world-class designer and an internationally renowned expert on natural user interfaces, AI and design for complexity. Her talks and workshops on voice design have inspired thousands of creators, and her work has influenced millions of customers.

Career highlights include working as the first designer on the Echo Look and Alexa Notifications, as well as Cortana productivity features, design systems for Microsoft Azure, and a variety of video games including Disney Friends and various titles from The Sims product family.

Cheryl is currently a principal designer at Microsoft, working on a new generation of AI authoring experiences. She is also founder of Ideaplatz, a design education company that facilitates her outreach on new topics. In her free time, Cheryl is a professional actress specialising in improvisational theatre, appearing on stages around the Seattle region as well as on regular live broadcasts via Twitch.