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Anke Brocker

Research Assistant

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Office hours: 08:30 - 17:30



I'm a research assistant at the Media Computing Group.

Research Projects:

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Flowboard

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Demo at CHI 2019

Tangible Awareness

Tangible Awareness: How Tangibles on Tabletops Influence Awareness of Each Other’s Actions:

Players are significantly more aware of other players’ actions using tangibles than those using pure multitouch interaction. (read more)

Paper at CHI 2018

Projects:

Workshops

Fab:UNIverse Zukunftsvisionen der Maker Bewegung
Workshop organized by the VINN:Lab at TH Wildau about the future of Fab Labs with a university context.
Discussed topics:

  • What is the difference from Fab Labs with a university context to general makerspaces
  • Which chances are provided by the university context and how can we learn from each other
  • Which purpose/function do we have in the maker movement and how can the movement evolve

Teaching

SemesterCourse
SS 2019 Designing Interactive Systems II
Lecture TA Lab tutor, with Sebastian Hueber
WS 2018/2019 Media Computing Project
Lab tutor, with Christian Cherek
SS 2018 Multimodal Media Madness
Lab tutor, with Jan Thar

Thesis Students

NameTopicThesis type
Ajay Jha   MA
Patrick Bayer   MA
Patrick Feser Design tool Smart Jewelry MA
Mitski Piekenbrock Smart jewelry: Appearance changing necklaces & emotions BA

Student Assistants

NameProject
Simon Löhr FAB101
Timo Pohl FAB101
Rene Schäfer 3DCC

Master's Thesis

Supervisor: Christian Cherek

My Master's Thesis: Tangible Awareness - How Tangibles on Tabletops Influence Spatial and Situational Awareness

 

Bachelor's Thesis

Supervisor: Christian Corsten

My Bachelor's Thesis: Repurposing Everyday Objects as Controllers Using Signifiers

 

Publications

An arrow marks a major peer-reviewed archival publication.

    2019

  • Anke Brocker, Simon Voelker, Tony Zelun Zhang, Mathis Müller and Jan Borchers. Flowboard: A Visual Flow-Based Programming Environment for Embedded Coding.  In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA '19, ACM, New York, NY, USA, May 2019.
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  • 2018

  • Christian Cherek, Anke Brocker, Simon Voelker and Jan Borchers. Tangible Awareness: How Tangibles on Tabletops Influence Awareness of Each Other’s Actions.  In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '18, pages 298:1–298:7, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2018.
    HomepagePDF DocumentBibTeX Entry
  • 2017

  • Anke Brocker. Tangible Awareness - How Tangibles on Tabletops Influence Spatial and Situational Awareness. Masters's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, September 2017.
    PDF DocumentBibTeX Entry
  • 2015

  • Anke Brocker. Repurposing Everyday Objects as Controllers Using Signifiers. Bachelor's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, March 2015.
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