Jeannette Hemmecke


is an occupational psychologist working with groups on organizational change, team development, conflict, learning and knowledge sharing. She received her PhD from the University of Vienna. In her PhD thesis she incorporated activity theoretical principles into a knowledge elicitation process using the Repertory Grid technique in organizational knowledge management. She has more than ten years of working experience in diverse interdisciplinary research projects ranging from organizational learning to social skills in leadership to knowledge management. Before founding her own business, she has been professor of knowledge communications at the School of Informatics, Communications and Media at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in Hagenberg leading research projects with international partners in design as inquiry and semantic web and co-developing the Masters degree program of Communication and Knowledge Media. Her professional strength lies in bringing together a variety of concepts and methods in order to create new conceptual or methodological designs for practice. She combines systemic, solution focused models with personal constructivist concepts and methods as well as activity and practice oriented theories. Moreover, she is interested in the driving force of polarities and their integration in personal and organizational development and growth.


last update: February 2019



Articles published on IXD&A:


Informing Work Interaction Design by 3rd Generation Activity Theory, N.37, 2018, pp. 100 - 129,  abstractdownload