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. Until 2010, she was junior professor for Interaction Design & Media at the Technical University of Berlin in cooperation with Telekom Innovation Laboratories. As a visiting professor, she taught Gender and Design at the HAWK Hildesheim and was distinguished research fellow at UTS Sydney in 2014. In 2009, she received the young talent award for science from the mayor of Berlin.
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 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 as a Digital Champion for the EU commission. Since 2015, she is member of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. Since 2018, she is member of the Supervisory board of ING DiBa AG and Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA.
Selected Funded Projects
2015–2018: Design of Adaptive Ambient Notification Environments, Federal Ministry of Education and Research 2015–2017: Power Grasp: Intelligent Orthesis with Elastic Drives for the Entire Arm, Ministry of Education and Research 2015–2017: Developing a DIY Networking Toolkit for Location-Based Collective Awareness, The MAZI Project, Horizon 2020 ICT CAPS Initiative by the European Union 2014–2017: ArchInTex: A Research-Through-Design Friendly Network for Architecture, Interaction and Textile, European Union 2010–2013: Smart Senior: Intelligent Services for Senior Citizens, Ministry of Education and Research 2009 - 2017: Designforschung und Kommunikation – Humanizing Technology, Mediating People, Deutsche Telekom AG
Michel, R; Joost, G; Mareis, C. (Eds.). Design Research Now 2, Board of International Research in Design. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2017. Joost, G. et al. Design as Research – Positions, Arguments, Perspectives. Board of International Research in Design. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016 Joost, G. Bild-Sprache – Die audio-visuelle Rhetorik des Films. Bielefeld, transcript, 2008. Scheuermann, A; Joost, G. (Eds.). Design als Rhetorik. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2008. Joost, G. “Partizipative Formen der Gestaltung und die Verwirklichung von Theorie und Praxis“. In: Hofmann, M. L. (Ed.), Der menschliche Faktor. Wie Architektur und Design als soziale Katalysatoren wirken, 59-72. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2012. Bieling, T; Joost, G.Sametinger, F. “Die soziale Dimension des Designs. In: Fuhs, Brocchi, Maxein, Draser, (Eds.), Die Geschichte des nachhaltigen Designs, 218-229. Bad Homburg: VAS, 2014. Unteidig, A.; Jost, G.: “Design as Curator for Urban Discourse“; Conference Paper; City | Data | Future; Urban IxD Symposium. Venice, 2014. Inbar, O.; Joost, G.; Hemmert, F.; Porat, T.; and Tractinsky, N. “Tactful Calling: Investigating Asymmetric Social Dilemmas in Mobile Communications“. In: Behaviour & Information Technology (2014). Bieling, T.; Martins, T.; Joost, G. “A Tangible Interface for Information Exchange Addressing Deaf-Blind Users“. In: Galtenco, H. (Ed.): Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity; Proceedings of the International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2014, Lund University, Sweden, June 16–18, 2014; Assistive Technology Research Series Vol. 35, Lund: IOS Press, 2014. Joost, Gesche. “Design“. In: Ueding et al (Ed): Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik. Tübingen: supplemental volume, 2012.