Anke BROCK (PhD)Assistant Professor at ENAC Toulouse in the LII research team.
Since 10/2017, I am an Assistant Professor at ENAC Toulouse, France, in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. From 10/2014 to 09/2017, I worked as a Research Scientist (CR1) at Inria Bordeaux, France, and at LaBRI, University Bordeaux, and I am still an associate researcher for both institutions. From 12/2013 to 09/2014, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at IRIT Toulouse and Teaching Assistant at the University of Toulouse, France. Prior to my career in academia I have worked as an Engineer in Research & Development at Bosch (Hildesheim, Germany). During this time (2004 - 2009), I have worked on car navigation systems and driver assistance systems. I obtained a PhD (2013) and a Master's Degree (2010) in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Toulouse, France. I also hold an engineering diploma in Information Technology from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany (2004).
FlyMap: Interacting with Maps Projected from a Drone We propose FlyMap as a novel user experience for drone-based interactive maps. We designed and developed three interaction techniques for FlyMap's usage scenarios. In a comprehensive indoor study, we show the strengths and weaknesses of two techniques on users' cognition, task load, and satisfaction. FlyMap was then pilot tested with the third technique outdoors in real world conditions with four groups of participants. We show that FlyMap's interactivity is exciting to users and opens the space for more direct interactions with drones.
Multisensory maps for the blind MapSense is a multi-sensory interactive map for visually impaired children providing audio, tactile and olfactory cues. We deployed MapSense in a special education institute during two days. It enables collaborations between children with a broad range of impairments, proposes reflective and ludic scenarios and allows caretakers to customize it as they wish. A field experiment reveals that both children and caretakers considered the system successful and empowering. Published at CHI'16
Bespoke map customization we present the first study of naturalistic (“bespoke”) map customization behavior. Through a mixed methods and mixed-media approach involving a survey, the analysis of a corpus of customized maps, and an interview with a power user, we find that bespoke map customization is a relatively common activity and identify frequent use cases as well as map customization strategies. Published at MUM'17
Accessible gestural interaction We investigated how gestural interaction can be integrated in accessible interactive maps that combine multi-touch displays and a raised-line overlay. Published at Eurohaptics 2014
As part of the Erasmus+ VISTE project , we have designed and implemented an augmented reality map that can be used as spatial thinking training tool in special education schools. It makes use of the PapARt technology, an OpenSource augmented reality framework.
Published at CHI'18
Video of the CHI'18 presentation
Published at ICCHP'18
3D printed interactive accessible maps With the emergence of 3D printing and low-cost microcontrollers, it is now easy to design affordable interactive small-scale models (SSM). In collaboration with a specialized teacher, we designed a SSM and a raised-line map (RLM) representing the evolution of the geography and history of a fictitious kingdom. The study showed that the interactive SSM improved both space and text memorization as compared to the RLM with braille legend. (postdoc Stéphanie Giraud). Published in Frontiers in Psychology - Human-Media Interaction
Code the globe We present a framework for developing applications for multitouch spherical displays that makes it possible to create interactive content by programming standard GUI applications, as for example interactive web pages. (PhD Thomas Crespel, collaboration with Patrick Reuter) Published at PerDis'17
Interactive geographic maps for blind people using multi-touch technology We designed accessible maps composed by a multi-touch screen with tactile map overlay and speech output. PhD Thesis defended in 2013 Published at ICCHP 2012 Watch on Youtube
Personalization of Museum Visits Museums today are competing with the entertainment industry to attract visitors. Personalizing museum visits, depending on visitors’ preferences, is one possible solution for making museums more attractive. In this project, we work on designing tools for museum professionals as well as for visitors. Work in Progress at IHM'18
Usability of accessible interactive maps & spatial cognition We conducted a user study with 24 blind people, demonstrating that interactivity improves usability of accessible geographic maps, and evaluated resulting spatial cognition. Published in Human-Computer Interaction (T&F) 2015
Augmented reality maps In the SyMAPse project for the Cap Sciences museum, we designed interaction techniques for an augmented reality map (Master Thesis of Julia Chatain). Presentation at ETIS'16 Work in Progress at IHM'15
Kintouch Combining the Kinect camera and a multi-touch screen for finger tracking during the exploration of tactile maps by blind people. Work-In-Progress at CHI 2012
Participatory design with blind people We worked in a close collaboration with the Institute of the Young Blind in Toulouse and adapted participatory design methods to work with visually impaired people Published at CHI 2016 Workshop on Method Stories Published at IHM 2010
I have mentored the following Postdocs:
|L. Thévin||Inria Bordeaux||Designing mixed reality systems for visually impaired people||since 12/2017|
|S. Giraud||IRIT, University Toulouse||3D printed interactive accessible maps||C. Jouffrais||08/2015 – 08/2016|
I have advised the following PhD students:
|S. Rey||PhD Université Bordeaux||Design and evaluation of a tool for the personalization of museum visits||N. Couture (ESTIA) & C. Bortolaso (Berger Levrault)||starting 03/2017|
I have advised the following master and bachelor students:
|Y. Fatmi, F. Franco, S. Guilbert, J. Manère||Master2 Human-Computer Interaction||Tangible Tool for the Personalization of Museum Visits||C. Picard, S. Rey||2018/19|
|L. Chevrier||ENAC Engineering Diploma (2nd year)||Accessible Human-Drone Interaction||J. Garcia||2017/18|
|P. Maurieras||ENAC Engineering Diploma (2nd year)||Tangible Tool for the Personalization of Museum Visits||C. Picard, S. Rey||2017/18|
|M. Aatef, S. Da Silva, P. Martinet, C. Robin||ENAC Engineering Diploma (2nd year)||Graphical User Interface for the Personalization of Museum Visits||C. Picard, S. Rey||2017/18|
|J. Albouys-Perrois||Master 2 ENSC & Enseirb||Development of an augmented reality map for visually impaired people||M. Hachet||2016/17|
|J. Kelway||Master 2 Cognitive Sciences Bordeaux||Assistive Technologies for Students with Motor Disabilities||P. Guitton||2016/17|
|C. Rigaud||Licence 2 (2nd year Bachelor) Mathematics for Social Sciences Bordeaux||Interactive globe application for a spherical display||P. Reuter||2015/16|
|C. Coeurderoy & V. Sudret||Enseirb Bordeaux||Storytelling GPS||J. Chatain||2015/16|
|J. Chatain||Master EPFL Lausanne||Interactive map for subjective expression||M. Hachet, D. Laval||2014/15|
|H. Lamqaddam||Master 2 HCI Toulouse||Interactive 2D/3D map for the Neocampus project||E. Dubois, M. Serrano||2014/15|
|A. Dax||Master 2 HCI Toulouse||Tangible Interaction for blind people||C. Jouffrais, M. Macé, P. Truillet, J. Ducasse||2014/15|
|M. Demangeat||Master 1 Sciences Cognitives||Evaluation of interactive devices for a museum||M. Hachet||2014/15|
|K. Bergua, J. Bourdiol, C. Carrère, J. Ducasse||Master 2 HCI Toulouse||Tangible interaction for accessible maps||C. Jouffrais, E. Dubois||2013/14|
|H. Jonin||Master 1 HCI Toulouse||Non-visual interaction for spatial exploration on tablets||C. Jouffrais, M. Simonnet||2013|
|S. Razali||Master 1 HCI Toulouse||Learning Itineraries on accessible maps||C. Jouffrais||2013|
|A. Paoleschi||Licence 3 (3rd year Bachelor) CS Toulouse||Gestural Interaction on accessible maps||C. Jouffrais, P. Truillet||2012|
|A. Buron, S. Dijoux, A. Dunikowski, R. Le Morvan, A. Lemaire||Master 1 CS Toulouse||Finger Tracking and recognition||C. Jouffrais, P. Truillet||2012|
|C. Ménard||Master 1 Intelligent Systems Toulouse||Finger tracking and recognition combining multi-touch and Kinect||C. Jouffrais, P. Truillet||2011|
Find my publications on Google Scholar and HAL (below)
We received a Honorable Mention Award at MUM'17 for:
Brock, A., et al. (2017). Bespoke Map Customization Behavior and Its Implications for the Design of Multimedia Cartographic Tools.
We received a Best Poster Award at IHM'18 for:
Rey, S., et al. (2018). Totem de Personnalisation : Conception d’une Interface Tangible pour le Choix de Parcours de Visite dans les Musées.
I am co-reponsible for the Master2 in Human-Computer Interaction at ENAC, Toulouse (with P. Palanque, IRIT - University Toulouse). I have been teaching since 2010 at University of Toulouse, France. I have also taught at Enseirb-MatMeca Engineering School in Bordeaux and the Master Cognitive Science at the University Bordeaux.
Classes in Human-Computer Interaction
Awards for my research
Program Committee Member
Poster Committee Member
Workshop Organization and Committee Member
Reviewing for Journals
Reviewing for Conferences
Anke Brock ENAC Toulouse DER/SINA/INF/LSI & LII 7, avenue Edouard Belin 31055 Toulouse Cedex 4 France Phone: + 33 (0)5 62 17 40 52