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 Most of our work instrumental in the creation of Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT for ARM Tablets, but was unpublished.
- 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.
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.
Designing a unified smart phone interface.
- A. J. Bernheim Brush, Amy K. Karlson, James Scott, Raman Sarin, Andy Jacobs, Barry Bond, Oscar Murillo, Galen Hunt, Mike Sinclair, Kerry Hammil, and Steven Levi, User Experiences with Activity-Based Navigation on Mobile Devices, in Proceedings of MobileHCI 2010, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., September 2010.
- Junius Gunaratne and A.J. Brush, Newport: Enabling Sharing During Mobile Calls, in CHI 2010, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., April 2010.
- Bodhi Priyantha, Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, and Jie Liu, LittleRock: Enabing Energy Efficient Continuous Sensing on Moble Phones, no. MSR-TR-2010-14, 18 February 2010.