Human-Centered Computing (HCC)

Human-Centered Computing (formerly Human-Computer Interaction) is a large area of ​​knowledge in Computing that focuses on the investigation of new ways of relating to computational solutions, putting people in focus, their values, skills, and demands. At PPGCC, our research focuses on discovering new processes, methods, techniques, guidelines, and systems in the fields of education, including training in computing and UX, health and well-being, emotions and accessibility, and agile approaches to software, including tool design and evaluation. Among the topics under development, the following can be highlighted: Computational support for health and well-being; Affective computing and emotions in computing; Sustainable computing; Communication about UX; Design and evaluation of educational games; Computer education; Human factors in software teams; Game learning analytics; Inclusive educational games; UX and agile practices; and UX in software startups.