Author Archives: Melinda Y.

Color Harmonies Décor App

Home furnishings is a $79 billion industry, according to IBIS World as of December, and the space is attracting innovators and investors alike 2015. Once home décor was dominated by retailers or professional interior designers, now we can see more innovative startups … Continue reading

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UI Design Tips for Multi-Touch Experiences

At Microsoft Production Studios, Director of Emerging Media, Paolo Tosolini and I have created a tutorial explaining some UI design techniques that we have adopted in a variety of multi-touch applications to be used on large displays. We hope this … Continue reading

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Backseat Driver: Intimate Interaction between Kids and Parents

Recently I have been researching some automotive apps on the market for another final project from class, COM597: Interactive Design. The practical functions of current  automotive apps include educational tutorials, driving logs, gas finders for cheap gas, repair estimates, finding … Continue reading

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How to Motivate Retailer Shoppers with QR Codes

QR code is a kind of a gateway connecting a digital world and a true life via mobile devices. Though nowadays more and more people believe QR code is going to die out or be replaced by other cutting-edge techniques, marketers … Continue reading

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Why Should We Think about Mobile Security?

I complained to my friend that my phone is getting slow and crashing easily whenever I use some apps these days. “Hmmm…Have you tried an antivirus software on your phone?” she said. My mobile device should have Security Software? This … Continue reading

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Another interesting usage of 2D Code

Most of our experience of 2D Code is l   Step1: Open 2D Code Scanner l   Step2: Stabilize your hands and scan the 2D Code from the posters, magazines or brochures l   Step3: Follow the link to a website, watch a … Continue reading

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