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Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost

Professor for Design Research and Head of the Design Research Lab, University of Arts Berlin

Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: People and Culture Committee, Technology and Strategy Committee

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost is a Professor for Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts and since 2005 is heading the Design Research Lab. She conducts research and development projects with international partners in the areas of human-computer-interaction, wearable computing, as well as user-centered design and participation.

Gesche Joost is Germany’s Digital Champion on the European Commission’s Digital Agenda initiative. She advises the Commission on implementing the Digital Agenda for Europe, focusing on digital skills, the digitization of work, and support for startups.

Up until 2010, she was a 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. In 2009, she received the Young TalentAward for Science from the mayor of Berlin. She is the chairwoman of DGTF e.V. [German Society for Design Theory and Research] and a board member for theTechnologiestiftung Berlin. She is also a board member of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), an appointed member of the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) as well as a full member of the Goethe Institute.  

Other board memberships

Membership of supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies of publicly listed companies: 

  • None

Membership of supervisory boards and comparable supervisory bodies of non-public companies: 

  • Supervisory Board, ING-DiBa AG, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Supervisory Board, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA, Duderstadt, Germany

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