CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2013
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

In today’s fast-paced, ever changing world, businesses must be agile to stay ahead of the competition. Among other things, such agility requires the ability to hold impromptu meetings.

My Conference Room is a mobile app that enables GM employee groups to identify and book open conference rooms for “spur-of-the-moment” meetings.

Conference room availability is determined easily and quickly with a smartphone by scanning QR (quick response) codes located outside of each conference room.

Based on the QR code, users are automatically directed to a mobile website that shows the room number in a color-coded box that indicates the availability of the room.

If a room is available, users can book the room immediately by pressing the “Book Now!” button.

If a room is booked, users can search for nearby available rooms based on the desired duration of their impromptu meeting and the capacity of the room.

My Conference Room displays a variety of information including the room capacity, the next booked appointment and various amenities associated with the room such as Wi-Fi, SmartBoards, video conferencing and outdoor views.

C# and ASP.net are the underlying code for the mobile website. Conference room schedules are hosted on Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.