Humans of LS Podcast presents Dr. Breanne K. Litts
Dr. Breanne Litts is an Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences and director of Learn, Explore, Design Lab at Utah State University. Breanne’s work explores the ways in which technology can help young people construct their identities through place and story in cross-cultural contexts. She looks at how the work of making, designing, and producing can promote collaborations across disciplines, communities, and cultures.
We start our conversation talking about how her experiences in Northern Ireland helped her understand how design and making can serve as a literal bridge across political divides and bring people that hold diverse perspectives together. Breanne conducts her work with Indigenous communities, and consistently positions herself as a learner, team member, and partner alongside tribal leaders and youth. She uses a community driven design to problematize existing technologies and works in collaboration with tribal communities to build new technologies that help indigenous youth capture and tell their histories and stories.