teaching

I currently work and teach as an assistant professor at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. My research and teaching activities span across the following areas:

  • human centered design
  • human computer interaction (HCI)
  • Interaction Design (IxD)
  • User Experience Design (UX)
  • electronics, programming, algorithms
  • rapid manufacturing & prototyping
  • pragmatic and experimental use of technology
  • design methods and processes
  • soft/flexible user interfaces & shape change
  • user interfaces for music, creativity and live performances

academic courses (in german/english)

Detailed descriptions of the courses below are available upon request.

winter semester 2015/16:
Formwandler – Shapeshifting Interfaces: Leveraging Shape Change and Soft Materials for Interface Design
Kristian Gohlke (lehrverantwortlich), Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul / BFA/MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2015/16

summer semester 2015:
Day of the Tentacle – Exploring Soft Robotic Actuators & Sensors
Kristian Gohlke (lehrverantwortlich), Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul / BFA/MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2015

Interactive Soft Robotics – Controlling Tentacles / Sensing with Soft Structures
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul / BFA/MFA 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2015

winter semester 2014/15:
about:action – Experience as Product
Kristian Gohlke, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul / BFA/MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2014/15

Experience Prototyping I: Experimental Interfaces for Live Performances
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul / BFA/MFA 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2014/15

summer semester 2014:
about:FORM
Kristian Gohlke, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul / BFA/MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2014
In Kooperation mit KAHLA Thüringen Porzellan GmbH (Viola Ahrensfeld, Produktmanagerin)
und der OTH Regensburg (Prof. Matthew Burger, Prof. Jakob Timpe)

Physical Interaction Design III: Delightful Noise – Embedded Sound Design for the Masses
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul / BFA/MFA 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2014

winter semester 2013/14:
Apparate! Phänomene! Sensationen! — Der Mensch im Zentrum der Gestaltung
Kristian Gohlke (lehrverantwortlich), Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul / BFA/MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2013/14

Physical Interaction Design II: Behind the scenes of everyday magic
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul / BFA/MFA 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2013/14

summer semester 2013:
HOPE2: Allein auf dem Mars – Ausstattung, Filmarchitektur & Szenenbild für eine Fernsehserie
Kristian Gohlke, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul Bachelor/ BFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2013
In Kooperation mit der Makido Film GmbH Wien (Anke Lindemann, Golli Marboe)

Beyond Sparkles: Light – Objects – Spaces & Places
Kristian Gohlke, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul Master / MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2013

…95% is Hard Work: Design Processes in the Real World
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul BFA/MFA / 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2013

winter semester 2012/13:
Tangible Effects – Begreifbare Wechselwirkungen
Kristian Gohlke, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul Master / MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2012/13

Physical Interaction Design I: Sketching Physical User Experiences
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul / BFA/MFA 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2012/13

summer semester 2012:
H Y G I E N E – Händewaschen hilft, nützt aber nix…
Kristian Gohlke, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler, Prof. Markus Weisbeck
Projektmodul / BFA/MFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2012
In Kooperation mit dem Universitätsklinikum Jena, Verbundprojekt ALERTS
(Prof. Dr. med. Frank M. Brunkhorst & Dr. med. Stefan Hagel)

Interaction Foundations 2: advanced interactive prototyping
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul / BFA/MFA 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2012

winter semester 2011/12:
motion/mechanisms/interaction – Die Dinge zum Laufen bringen
Kristian Gohlke, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul Bachelor / BFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2011/12

Interaction Foundations 1: interactive motion
Kristian Gohlke
Fachmodul / BFA/MFA 6 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / WS 2011/12

summer semester 2011:
SCHLAUE MATERIALIEN…?
Kristian Gohlke, Jay Cousins, Christopher Doering, Prof. Wolfgang Sattler
Projektmodul Bachelor / BFA 18 ECTS / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / SS 2012

Previously I had the chance to gather early teaching experience as a tutor running several classes and workshops on electronics and microcontroller programming at different academic institutions and schools.

tutorials & workshops

Krachmacher! – Making Noise from Circuits
Two day workshop with Benjamin Eckner (Latenz Records) on building circuits for analog sound synthesis. Part of David Black‘s course Audio/Visual Articulation.
University of the Arts, Bremen / winter semester 2011/12

Innovationscamp Bremen 2008 – Sports and Technology Workshop
One week intensive workshop with children aged 9 – 13
Bremen / 11.8. – 15.8.2008

Arduino et al.
An extensive series of tutorials on the arduino platform and electronics to give people a pragmatic kick-start in physical interaction design, using electronics as a material.
University of the Arts, Bremen / summer semester 2007

Wearable computing and robotics
Weekly afternoon workshops with kids aged 9 – 13
Bremen University, dimeb group / 2006/07

Mobile Actor/Sensor Systems
University course for Prof. Christoph Lischka
University of the Arts, Bremen / summer semester 2006

The Current Object Electrosense Workshop
Workshop on
profile intermedia 9 conference (The Tower of Babel) in Bremen, Germany / December 1. & 2. 2006

Physical Computing I & II
University course for Prof. Christoph Lischka
University of the Arts, Bremen / winter semester 2006/07

social teaching

Monsters of Wellpappe – Skulpturenarbeit mit Wellpappe
Creating large sculptural artworks from cardboard with kids aged 10-14 in a socially deprived neighbourhood.
Roland Oberschule Bremen / winter 2009