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Menlo
Menlo

A cross-discipline collaboration to create new phone experiences.

The Menlo Project explored new user experiences for phones.  We prototyped new hardware, new software platforms, new user interfaces, and new applications. Most of our work instrumental in the creation of Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT for ARM Tablets, but was unpublished.

Projects
  • Experiment 19
    A skunkworks project in 2008/2009 to re-imagine the OS platform for Windows Phone. The prototype proved that Windows NT and the CLR could deliver better performance than Windows CE and the .NET Compact Framework on identical hardware. Within months of the completion of Experiment 19, Microsoft launched efforts to build what would become Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT for ARM tablets.
  • TapGlance
    Designing a unified smart phone interface.
  • LittleRock
    LittleRock is a novel low-power sensing architecture for cell phones where sampling and low-level processing of sensor data is offloaded to a dedicated processor for enabling energy-efficient continuous sensing-based applications.
People
Barry Bond
Barry Bond

Derrick Coetzee
Derrick Coetzee

Steven Levi
Steven Levi

Raman Sarin
Raman Sarin

Publications