Simone Barbosa, Clarisse de Souza
Recently, Brazilian researchers have been receiving mixed signals regarding the recognition of human-computer interaction (HCI) as a relevant area of study in Brazil. On the one hand, HCI was granted considerable prestige when the Brazilian Computer Society launched its Five Grand Challenges for the decade in 2006. One of them was the "universal and participatory access of Brazilian citizens to knowledge and services," a challenge that cannot be faced without seriously involving HCI research in its many forms. Four years ago, the establishment of such a challenge attracted the attention of several graduate students, who saw an opportunity to…
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