6 Developers, 6 Weeks, 1 Major Innovation: Creating “Corel Paint it! Touch”

Session Title

6 Developers, 6 Weeks, 1 Major Innovation: Creating “Corel Paint it! Touch”


Jennifer Fraser, Corel Corporation

Session Type: Demo

Windows 7 is building the foundation for a new era of touch applications on the desktop, and the Corel team — creators of the award-winning natural-media application, Painter — saw a perfect fit for drawing and painting in this powerful new touch environment. Constrained by having 6 developers for just 6 weeks, the Corel team innovated in the emerging area of desktop touch applications to produce a new product: Corel Paint it! Touch.

This presentation will take attendees through the design and development process for the product, will identify the challenges presented by touch applications in a traditional desktop environment, and will culminate with a demonstration of the final product.


Jennifer Fraser is a Lead User Experience Designer at Corel Corporation. During her 11+ years with the company, she has worked on a wide range of products but is currently focused on the Painter Essentials family of consumer products. She has both a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and has been told that she designs and builds great cocktails.

One Comment

  1. Posted October 2, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Getting a look behind the scenes of how a new touch application was developed sounds like a strong demo. Corel has a long history in graphics software and interaction design. The rapid development of this product sounds like something we could all learn from. I look forward to this demo.