Design. Knowledge. Production
Annual Conference of the German Society of Design Theory and Research (DGTF)
Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
Since 2005, Dr. Gesche Joost is head of the Design Research Lab of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin.
Since 2008, she is as a junior professor for Interaction Design & Media at TU Berlin.
2007/2008 she was a visiting professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Hildesheim for Gender & Design.
Her research focuses on interface design, aspects of gender in design and audio-visual rhetoric. Joost studied design at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, and received a doctorate at the University of Tübingen in rhetoric. 1998-2003 she was active as an interface designer in Cologne, Vienna and Tokyo. Joost is member of the executive board of the DGTF and member of the Jury in the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). Furthermore, she is a member of the circle of consultants of the minister of finance Peer Steinbrück. In 2006, she has been elected one of the "100 masterminds of tomorrow" by the jury of the campaign Germany - land of the ideas. Joost lives and works in Berlin.
Since 2008, she is chief executive of the German Society for Design Theory and Research.