Kevin Decker is an 18-year veteran in the field of User Experience. He has a degree in psychology and studied research design and statistics in graduate school. He entered the software development domain in 1999 and never looked back. His fourteen-year stint at Microsoft exposed him to a wide variety of software products from the consumer world, such as games (Xbox) and hardware (home networking devices and software), to highly complex products, such as the datacenter management tools in the System Center family of products. Moving back to a more consumer-centric path, Kevin joined Amazon and worked on their Internet browser for the Kindle line of products. After two years at Amazon, Kevin decided to move to a whole new set of challenges and fulfill a longtime goal of opening his own business with his friend and business partner Melissa Quintanilha.
Melissa Quintanilha is the co-founder of Dupla Studios and a User Experience Designer with over 17 years of experience. She is an accomplished designer with proven track record of delivery using the latest technologies to produce experiences that are efficient, elegant, and user focused. She has worked as a designer both in Brazil and the United States, with most projects reaching a worldwide scope. She has tackled many different and challenging industries, ranging from IT datacenter management, to automotive, healthcare, and social productivity. Melissa strives to work at the intersection of design, art and technology. The combination of a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interaction Design, and years of industry and academic experience, allows her to combine these disparate disciplines in a way that is accessible and enhances people’s lives.
Dupla Studios is a research and design consultancy producing beautiful designs and data-driven outcomes. Dupla partners with businesses ranging from startup-level consumer applications, to enterprise-level cloud solutions. The firm has a unique perspective and approaches every challenge with the wonder and curiosity of a child.