Portraitfoto Jan Dittrich

Jan Dittrich

Learning Skills with Media Instructions

Jan Dittrich researches how people use instructions to acquire skills. To do this, he compares the use of recipes for gluten-free baking with the use of instructions for programming. Instead of assuming a separation between planning and execution, it is assumed that this skillful action requires the coordination of attention and situation (Ingold, 2001) as well as reflection in the action itself (Schön 1982).

Research interests
  • Situated Cognition and Learning
  • Non-Abstract Knowledges
  • Creative-, Participatory-, and Collaborative Research
  • Innovation- and Tech Cultures
Vita
  • 2016 – 2022
    UX Designer/Researcher at Wikimedia Deutschland.
  • 2013 – 2015
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Professorship for Instructional Design at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar.
  • 2012 – 2015
    M.F.A. Media Arts and Media Design at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar.
  • 2009 – 2012
    B.F.A. Media Arts and Media Design at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar.
Publications
  • 2012
    Research Paper Kulik, Dittrich, Fröhlich: The Hold-and-Move Gesture for Multi-touch Interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI ’12). pp. 49–58, September 2012.
Talks, Workshops, and Events
  • 2020
    Talk Five reasons why we think Agre’s ‘Surveillance and Capture’ is a classic STS paper with Lisa Conrad as part of the panel Panel on Classic STS Papers by Nelson and Sismondo, EASST 2020.
Teaching
  • Summer Term 2023 | U Bremen
    Seminar User Experience Research
  • Winter Term 2022/23 | U Bremen
    Seminar Creating Games and Computer Arts as a Medium for KuWis
  • Winter Term 2020/21 | Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
    Seminar Algorithms and Activities
  • Winter Term 2013/14 | Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
    Werkmodul Human Centered Design Research
  • Summer Term 2013 | Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
    Werkmodul Human Centered Design Research
  • Winter Term 2012/13 | Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
    Werkmodul Human Centered Design Research
decolonial scholarship

“Creating decentralizing and decolonizing scholarship on contradiction, contradictory phenomena, and contradicting processes is a challenging task.”

Kerstin Knopf
driver

“Contradictions are an important driver of scientific practice and knowledge.”

Norman Sieroka
diversity and plurality

“Join us to create more diversity and plurality in knowledge production.”

Gisela Febel
city

“The city is a laboratory not only of modernity, but also of contradiction.”

Julia Lossau
ideal of a contradiction-free world

“Science has long been animated by the ideal of a contradiction-free world in which logical orders could merge with society, politics, culture and language. In the GRC Contradiction Studies we are working on ways of describing the multiplicity and complexity, the danger and beauty of our worlds that clearly go beyond concepts of freedom from contradiction.”

Michi Knecht