About PENSI

Who we are

PENSI (an acronym in Portuguese for Research Group in Semiotic Engineering and Interaction) is an HCI research group of the Department of Computer Science (DCC) of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). The main focus of research at PENSI is on Semiotic Engineering theory of HCI and its use.

The group is coordinated by professor Raquel O. Prates and it is formed by PhD, MSc and undergraduate students, as well as alumni who are still involved with projects and researches. PENSI also has collaboration of other professors from DCC, other departments of the University and further researchers interested in Semiotic Engineering and HCI from different institutions in Brazil.

Research lines

 

  • Semiotic Engineering Theory
  • Communicability Evaluation Methods
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Educational Systems
  • Interaction with New Technology or Contexts
  • Extensible Interfaces
  • Accessibility

To know more about these areas, check the Research page.

 

Latest News

    PhD Thesis Proposal Announcement – Maria Lúcia Villela
    PENSI and PPGCC (Coordination of Graduate Program in Computer Science) DCC-UFMG invite you for the PhD Thesis Proposal: “Metáforas para comunicar aspectos de privacidade em sistemas ...
    By luizdamilton on August 5, 2014

    Dissertation Defense Announcement – Simone Xavier
    PENSI and PPGCC (Coordination of Graduate Program in Computer Science) DCC-UFMG invite you for the Dissertation Defense: “Privacidade em redes sociais: uma análise da experiência dos ...
    By luizdamilton on July 29, 2014

    Dissertation Defense Announcement – Emanuelly Barros
    PENSI and PPGCC (Coordination of Graduate Program in Computer Science) DCC-UFMG invite you for the Dissertation Defense: “Estudo comparativo de modelos propostos para apoio ao projeto ...
    By luizdamilton on February 25, 2014

    Dissertation Defense Announcement – Junio Dias
    PENSI and PPGCC (Coordination of Graduate Program in Computer Science) DCC-UFMG invite you for the Dissertation Defense: “APPLICSIM - Um sistema de apoio à aplicação do ...
    By luizdamilton on January 6, 2014

    Spreading Pingo
    In the month of October, the Denise Notini's MSc project, Pingo - a children's educational games portal with customizable content by teachers, was subject on ...
    By luizdamilton on November 7, 2013

    Dissertation Defense Announcement – Natália Santos
    PENSI and PPGCC (Coordination of Graduate Program in Computer Science) DCC-UFMG invite you for the Dissertation Defense: “Apreciação dos métodos de avaliação da engenharia semiótica para ...
    By luizdamilton on November 7, 2013

    Participation in SBGames 2013 [Update: Awards]
    The 2013 edition of SBGames (Brazilian Symposium on Computer Games and Digital Entertainment) will be held at São Paulo, between 16th and 18th October. The ...
    By luizdamilton on October 18, 2013

    Honorable mention at IHC’13
    It happened on 8th to 11th October, in the city of Manaus, Amazonas, the annual edition of Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems, ...
    By luizdamilton on October 14, 2013

    Prof. Mary Beth Rosson visits DCC
    On 14th and 15th October, PENSI/DCC will receive the visit of Prof. Mary Beth Rosson from Pennsylvania State University. Rosson is internationally known for her ...
    By luizdamilton on October 14, 2013

    Accepted Papers in IHC and SBSC 2013
    In this year, IHC (Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems) and SBSC (Brazilian Symposium of Collaborative Systems) editions will happen together. It is ...
    By luizdamilton on September 2, 2013