The expansion of mobile communications and the technological evolution of portable devices, raised new applications possibilities that demands the development of more efficient and intuitive interfaces.
Expressive speech animation is a key aspect of the implementation of embodied conversational agents (ECA) capable of inspiring user thrust and empathy. Categorical models of emotions, like the "Big Six" emotions of Ekman, provide a small and clear vocabulary of emotions which have been adopted in many initiatives to model the speech accompanied by the… (More)
This work is part of the long term project of the Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation (DCA) of University of Campinas of developing videorealistic interactive conversational agents to provide more intuitive and efficient human-computer communication. The projects from this group include the development of a compact image-based… (More)
The study tested the Reformulated Helplessness model that individuals who show combined internal locus of control, high stability and high globality attributions for negative life events are prone to depression. Thirty-six women (M=29 years-8 months of age) receiving clinical treatment for eating disorders completed: the Attribution Style Questionnaire, the… (More)
Vila na Rede is an Inclusive Social Network (ISN) system developed as a product of e-Cidadania's Project, with the objective of being accessible to a broad variety of users, including those less familiar with technology or with low literacy skills. Different features were incorporated into Vila na Rede in order to provide its users with scaffolding learning… (More)