Here you can find some papers I wrote during my Masters, as well as
some articles about software engineering and entrepreneurship.

Startups: Use the Validation Board to avoid wastes.

In this article I talk about my first experience with the Validation Board, which is a framework to test your startup idea without wasting time or money. I will explain how to use every part of it and show examples.

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Validation Board: Invalidating Ideas and Discovering the Problems that Must Be Solved.

Chapter · March 2017
Authors: Avelino F. G. Filho, Carlos F. C. de Resende, Patrick Gazaneo, Vinicius Bittencourt, Raphael Paiva, Rodrigo de Toledo
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55907-0_8
In book: Agile Methods, pp.85-97

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method used in many Computer Science courses. To implement it, it is necessary to choose good problems that will drive students’ learning. These problems have to instigate students interest, encourage collaboration and help them to develop their knowledge of course-related topics. This paper presents a case study that sought to verify how the Lean Startup Idea Invalidation process applied with a Validation Board a business strategy assessment tool may assist in the choice of significant problems...

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Remote Collaboration Support on Physical Tasks: Exploring Handheld and Hands-free Setups.

Chapter · September 2016
Authors: Frâncila Weidt Neiva, Vinicius Bittencourt, Wallace Ugulino, Marcos R. S. Borges, Adriana S. Vivacqua
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44799-5_6
In book: Collaboration and Technology, pp.65-80

Collaborative work involving teams and individuals distributed across the globe is an inevitable trend. Because of that, the expertise is getting increasingly distributed and we have seen a growing need for technologies to support remote collaboration. Despite this need, the differences of technologies used to support remote collaboration are unknown, especially considering different kinds of physical tasks, such as analytical tasks and construction tasks. In order to better understand their impact on collaborative behaviors, perceptions, and performance, we conducted a lab setting study to evaluate two different arrangements of technology: a handheld model and a hands-free model. These models were compared for both, analytical and construction tasks...

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