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António Coelho é investigador sénior do INESC TEC, sendo o coordenador da área da Computação Gráfica e Ambientes Virtuais da CSIG.

Tem participado em diversos projetos de investigação (desde projetos Europeus H2020 a projetos de consultoria especializada com a indústria) e orientação de teses de doutoramento, focados nas áreas Computação Gráfica (Realidade Virtual e Modelação Procedimental), dos Jogos Sérios (Geração Procedimental de Conteúdos, Jogos baseados na Localização e Aprendizagem Baseada em Jogos) e dos Sistemas Geoespaciais (Sistemas baseados na Localização e Bases de Dados Espaciais)..

É também Professor Auxiliar do Departamento de Engenharia Informática da  Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto. Leciona diversas disciplinas nas áreas da Computação Gráfica, das Ciências e Tecnologias da Programação e dos Jogos Digitais. É ainda diretor do Programa Doutoral em Média Digitais na Universidade do Porto e membro do Board of Advisors do programa UT Austin | Portugal.

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  • Nome

    António Coelho
  • Cluster

    Informática
  • Cargo

    Responsável de Área
  • Desde

    01 março 1995
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Publicações

2022

Visitors come to experience science: towards a non-obtrusive evaluation method based on immersive virtual reality

Autores
Morais, C; Moreira, L; Teixeira, A; Aguiar, T; Coelho, A; Pereira, V; Jacinto, A; Varzim, M; Paiva, JC; Rosa, M;

Publicação
JCOM-JOURNAL OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Abstract
This paper focuses on developing and assessing a non-obtrusive and transformative method, based on virtual reality, to evaluate science communication projects in science centres. The method was tested using deep-sea cutting-edge scientific content. We applied a mixed design, with 72 adult participants randomly assigned to experimental conditions (with/without exhibition exposure). Results showed that the exhibition promoted a better understanding of science. The non-obtrusive measures on awareness and engagement were positively related with questions posed via questionnaire and interview. The study adds theoretical and empirical support to the design and implementation of non-obtrusive and transformative evaluation experiences in science exhibitions in science centres and museums.

2022

Game-Based Learning, Gamification in Education and Serious Games

Autores
de Carvalho, CV; Coelho, A;

Publicação
COMPUTERS

Abstract
Video games have become one of the predominant forms of entertainment in our society, but they have also impacted many other of its social and cultural aspects [...]

2022

Design and Evaluation of a Choreography-Based Virtual Reality Authoring Tool for Experiential Learning in Industrial Training

Autores
Cassola F.; Mendes D.; Pinto M.; Morgado L.; Costa S.; Anjos L.; Marques D.; Rosa F.; Maia A.; Tavares H.; Coelho A.F.; Paredes H.;

Publicação
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

Abstract
The use of virtual reality (VR) for industrial training helps minimize risks and costs by allowing more frequent and varied use of experiential learning activities, leading to active and improved learning. However, creating VR training experiences is costly and time-consuming, requiring software development experts. Additionally, current authoring tools lack integration with existing data and are desktop-oriented, which detach the pedagogic process of creating the immersive experience from experiencing it in a situated context. We present a novel interactive approach for immersive authoring of VR-based experiential training by the trainers themselves, from inside the virtual environment and without the support of development experts. The design includes identifying interactable elements, such as 3-D models, equipment, tools, settings, and environment. The trainer also specifies by demonstration the actions to be performed by trainees, as a virtual choreography. During course execution, trainees' activities are also registered as virtual choreographies and matched to those specified by the trainer. Thus trainer and trainee are culturally situated within their area semantics and social discourse, rather than adopting concepts of the VR system for the learning content. We conducted a usability case study with professionals from an international wind energy company, using detailed models of wind turbines and real-world procedures. Trainers set up a training course using the immersive authoring tool, and trainees executed the course. The learning experience and usability were analyzed, and the training was certified by comparing real-world task completion between a user that had undergone virtual training and a user that did not.

2021

FEEdBACk: An ICT-Based Platform to Increase Energy Efficiency through Buildings’ Consumer Engagement

Autores
Soares, F; Madureira, A; Pages, A; Barbosa, A; Coelho, A; Cassola, F; Ribeiro, F; Viana, J; Andrade, J; Dorokhova, M; Morais, N; Wyrsch, N; Sorensen, T;

Publicação
ENERGIES

Abstract
Energy efficiency in buildings can be enhanced by several actions: encouraging users to comprehend and then adopt more energy-efficient behaviors; aiding building managers in maximizing energy savings; and using automation to optimize energy consumption, generation, and storage of controllable and flexible devices without compromising comfort levels and indoor air-quality parameters. This paper proposes an integrated Information and communications technology (ICT) based platform addressing all these factors. The gamification platform is embedded in the ICT platform along with an interactive energy management system, which aids interested stakeholders in optimizing “when and at which rate” energy should be buffered and consumed, with several advantages, such as reducing peak load, maximizing local renewable energy consumption, and delivering more efficient use of the resources available in individual buildings or blocks of buildings. This system also interacts with an automation manager and a users’ behavior predictor application. The work was developed in the Horizon 2020 FEEdBACk (Fostering Energy Efficiency and BehAvioral Change through ICT) project.

2021

NINJA TURTLES RACE: A REACTION TIME TEST TO STUDY AND ASSESS THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION, MOTOR, AND COGNITIVE SKILLS IN CHILDREN'S LEARNING PROCESSES

Autores
Sousa, D; Coelho, A; Bernardes, G; Correia, N;

Publicação
INTED2021 Proceedings

Abstract

Teses
supervisionadas

2021

Rotulagem: visão, posição e opinião do profissional português da área alimentar

Autor
Daniela Salgueiro Brás Aurora Vareiro

Instituição
UP-FCNAUP

2021

Ludificação do acolhimento de novos colaboradores

Autor
Carlos Eduardo Brites dos Santos

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Recognizing refund values in complaints against brazilian teleommunication companies

Autor
Leandro de Lima Lira

Instituição
UP-FEP

2021

Neuropal - Mobile game for preventing spinal cord injuries

Autor
Luísa Maria Araújo Freire

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2021

Immersive media, social change, and creativity: a framework for designing collaborative 360° video productions

Autor
António Alberto Castro Baía Reis

Instituição
UP-FEUP