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Cheryl Platz: Interaction Designer

Fearless in the face of complexity. Curious, creative, and confident.

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Cheryl is a world-class interaction designer and storyteller based in the Seattle area. She is currently employed full-time at Microsoft as a Senior Designer and acts as Design Lead for the Azure Portal and Marketplaces. Past employers include Amazon, Griptonite Games, Electronic Arts, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Her 15 years of industry experience spans a broad range of industries: from video games to server management, from automotive design to the Alexa family of voice-controlled devices. She brings strong leadership skills to the table, with experience leading creative interdisciplinary teams, shipping multiple software products on ambitious schedules, and sharing her skills via workshops and classes to the next generation of designers..


  • Natural user interfaces: voice, gesture, touch
  • Non-traditional displays and form factors: small screens, mobile, headless, embedded, etc.
  • Designing at scale: Server management, theme parks, etc.
  • Designing for constrained attention: automotive, notification systems, kitchen and household use, etc.

To contact Cheryl regarding professional opportunities or public speaking, email her directly.

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