Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost conducts research and development projects in the areas of human-computer-interaction, wearable computing, as well as user-centered design and participation internationally. She is a professorat the Berlin University of the Arts and heads the Design Research Lab and is research director for Interactive Textiles at DFKI, since 2016., and assistant professor for Interaction Design & Media at the Technical University of Berlin (2007 – 2010) growing the Design & Usability group at Telekom Innovation Laboratories. Gesche was appointed by the Federal Government of Germany as Digital Champion for the EU commission (2014-2018), and is an expert advisor, board and superivsory board member for many organisations (notibly, the Federal Government of Germany, German Society for Design Theory and Research, German National Academic Foundation, SAP SE, ING DiBa AG and Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA). She is a co-founder of the not-for-profit company Calliope engaging in digital education for school children in Germany.
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