IxDA Seattle is proud to announce an upcoming event.
designer and IGNITE Worldwide board member Cheryl Platz for an update on
her ixd11 talk "Computer Engineer Barbie: How Interaction Design can
entice a new generation of women" and a discussion with Jenny Lam,
Co-Founder of Jacksonfish.com about women in design, in technology, and
in the startup world.
CHERYL PLATZ @MUPPETAPHRODITE Cheryl
Platz has been a User Experience Designer at Microsoft for over 3
years, working on advanced user interfaces for information technology
professionals. She is also a veteran of the interactive entertainment
and video game industries – past employers include MAYA Design, Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts, Electronic Arts/Maxis, and Griptonite Games.
Cheryl serves as the Marketing Director for IGNITE Worldwide, a local
educational nonprofit organization devoted to exposing young girls to
careers in science and technology. When the sun sets, Cheryl is a
professional improv actress with Unexpected Productions (Seattle
JENNY LAM @HELVETICAGIRL Before
striking out on her own with Jackson Fish Market, Jenny was Creative
Director of the Windows User Experience team at Microsoft from 2001 -
2007. Jenny also teaches and serves on the advisory board for Portfolio
Center School for Design in Atlanta, serves as a board member of AIGA
Seattle, and works on national & local organizations to foster the
next generation of creative design talent headed for the tech industry.
She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Technology by
the Puget Sound Business Journal and was awarded Seattle 2.0 Best
Startup Designer in 2010.