Anke BROCK (PhD)

Assistant Professor at ENAC Toulouse in the LII research team & Inria Researcher.

My research focuses on inclusive design of tools for personal and situational impairments.
I am an Assistant Professor at ENAC Toulouse, France, in Human-Computer Interaction, and an Inria Research Scientist (CR1). Prior to my career in academia I was an Engineer in Research & Development at Bosch (Hildesheim, Germany), where I have worked on car navigation systems and driver assistance systems.
I hold 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).


I am passionate about applying user-centered design methods and inclusive design principles to a wide range of users. I design, develop and evaluate technologies for people with diverse impairments (sensory, cognitive and motor impairments), and technologies for users without disabilities experiencing impairments in specific situations (e.g., stress, high mental load, fatigue). My goal is also to investigate how this technology could further augment users without personal or situational impairments. Four categories: accessibility, accessibility in safety-critical systems, situational impairments in safety-critical systems and augmented humans

Student advising

I have mentored the following Postdocs:

Name Topic Co-Advisors Year
L. Thévin Designing mixed reality systems for visually impaired people 12/2017 - 03/2019
S. Giraud 3D printed interactive accessible maps C. Jouffrais (IRIT, CNRS) 08/2015 – 08/2016

I have advised the following PhD students:

Name Topic Co-Advisors Year
Nathan Rocher Drone Buddy for people with visual impairments C. Jouffrais (IRIT, CNRS & IPAL Singapore) since 12/2023
Chandhawat Boonyard Drone-based navigation systems C. Jouffrais (IRIT, CNRS & IPAL Singapore) since 12/2023
Romane Dubus Co-adaptive instruments for intelligent cockpits W. Mackay (Inria, Univ. Paris Saclay) since 10/2022
Marcel Hinss Human-drone interaction: estimation of operator fatigue in the design of adaptive interactions for the control of long-endurance UAVs R. Roy (ISAE-Supaero) since 10/2021
Stéphanie Rey Design and evaluation of a tool for the personalization of museum visits N. Couture (ESTIA) & C. Bortolaso (Berger Levrault) 03/2017 - 06/2020


Find my publications on Google Scholar
and HAL (below)


Full Papers

Best Paper Award at ISS'21 for
Thevin, L., et al. (2021). Inclusive adaptation of existing board games for gamers with and without visual impairments using a spatial augmented reality framework for touch detection and audio feedback.

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.

Posters and Demos

Best demo at IHM’20-21 for:
Garcia, J. & Brock, A. CandyFly : faire voler des drones par des pilotes avec des déficiences.

Best demo at IHM’19 for:
Rey, S., et al. Build Your Own Hercules: une interface tangible de choix de parcours de visites personnalisées au musée.

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 Master in Human-Computer Interaction at ENAC, Toulouse (M2IHM).
Since 2010, I have taught around 550 hours of lectures, tutorials and practical work in computer science and HCI in different levels of higher education (Bachelor to Master level). I have taught in Universities (Toulouse and Bordeaux) and in engineering schools (ENAC, Upssitech, Enseirb Mat Méca, ENSC). I am currently teaching “HCI4All” (Accessibility / Inclusive Design) in the M2IHM, “Introduction to HCI” for the ENAC dual study program, ”Introduction to interactive python programming” for ENAC 1st year engineering students, and “Climate Fresk” to all levels of study at ENAC.
I also participated in the MOOC "Se former pour l'Informatique et Création Numérique" (Learning about Computer Science and Digital Creation) with an introductory lecture about HCI.

Other Information

Awards for my research

  • 2015: Ifrath PhD Award
  • 2014: Thesis Innovation Award by Toulouse Metropole and Toulouse Academy of Science
  • 2013: Novela Award by the city of Toulouse
  • 2012: Anita Borg EMEA Scholarship awarded by Google

  • Contact

    Anke Brock
    ENAC Toulouse
    7, avenue Edouard Belin
    31055 Toulouse Cedex 4
    Phone: + 33 (0)5 62 17 40 52