Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the University of the Arts Berlin. Since 2005 she has headed the Design Research Lab in cooperation with Telekom Innovation Laboratories, an institute affiliated with TU Berlin. With international partners, she developes research and teaching projects in the areas of human-computer interaction, gender and diversity aspects in technological development,
as well as social sustainability and participation. Since 2014, she is Germany's Digital Champion within the European Commission shaping the Digital Agenda.