Gesche Joost

Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts and since 2005 heading the Design Research Lab. With international partners, she conducts research and development projects in the areas of human-computer-interaction, wearable computing, as well as user-centered design and participation. 2007 – 2010 she was Assistant Professor for Interaction Design & Media at the Technical University of Berlin building up the Design & Usability group at Telekom Innovation Laboratories. In 2009, she received the young talent award for science from the mayor of Berlin. In 2014, she was a distinguished research fellow at UTS Sydney. Since 2016, she is Research Director for Interactive Textiles at DFKI, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. She acts in various committees, amongst them on the board of DGTF e.V. [German Society for Design Theory and Research] and on the board of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). She is a co-founder of the non-for-profit company Calliope engaging in digital education for school children in Germany. From 2014 to 2018, she was appointed by the Federal Government of Germany as Digital Champion for the EU commission. She acts as an expert advisor for the Federal Government of Germany, e.g. in the Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs (2015 – 2018). Since 2015, she is a member of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. Since 2018, she is also a member of the Supervisory board of ING DiBa AG and Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA.