Hi, my name is Jan. I am a researcher and PhD candidate at the University of Bremen, studying gamification in our department of mathematics and computer science. Among other topics, I teach courses on gamification and game studies. This site serves as a convenient collection of documents and information I wish to make available without posting them on my university profile. I am not yet sure what I will use the blog area for, but I could see it becoming a mixture of posts on research, teaching, gaming, and other hobbies. First and foremost, this site is supposed to replace the incredibly ugly page found at this address previously.
Below you will find a short version of my CV, censored for privacy reasons. Prospective employers feel free to contact me for the full version.
|M.Sc. in Digital Media
Research on gamification
Experienced in university level teaching
Bachelor thesis on markets in MMORPGs
Master thesis on the conception and simulation of a digital currency
Work experience as PHP/MySQL developer
Enthusiastic gamer since 1992
|10/2006 – 02/2010||University of Bremen
Studies in Digital Media
Topic of the master thesis: Frictionless Money – Towards a Unified
Degree: Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Digital Media (Grade: 1,2 – excellent)
|08/2004 – 12/2004||Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
Studies in New Media
|10/2002 – 09/2006||University of Bremen
Studies in Digital Media
Topic of the bachelor report: Virtual Economies – Control and Development of Markets in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Digital Media (Grade: 1.6 – good)
|2014||Mensch und Computer 2014, Workshop “Press Play”
München, Deutschland: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, S. 389-395.
Title: Gamification and the Trough of Disillusionment.
Title: Gamification – A New Phenomenon in IS Research?
|2010||ADVANCES IN MACHINE LEARNING AND DATA ANALYSIS
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol. 40
Title: Digital Pen and Paper Technology as a Means of Classroom Administration Relief
|10/2009||Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2009
Title: An Evaluation of Digital Pen and Paper Technology in Classroom Administration
|05/2005 – 05/2006||eWerk GmbH, Bremen
Maintenance and development of the CMS evoPage
Conception and development of web applications
|08/1993 – 07/2001||Degree: Abitur (Grade: 1,3)|
|10/2001 – 07/2002||Michaelshof Rostock alternate civil service|
|SKILLS AND COMPETENCES|
|General skills: Project management, academic writing, qualitative research, statistics, university level teaching
Broad experience in gaming of the role-playing, strategy, and MMO varieties