Universität der Künste Berlin
PI: Interactions and Interfaces for Shaping Space
PI: Spatial Design in the Digital Age
Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her research is centered on human-computer interaction, wearable computing and interactive textiles, user-centered design, participatory design and civic technology. She studied architecture, design and rhetoric at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago). She holds a PhD in rhetoric from Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and has held previous positions at institutions such as the Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst in Hildesheim, Technische Universität Berlin and the University of Technology Sydney (Australia). Joost has been lauded for her research contributions and was named as one of “100 masterminds of tomorrow” within the German government’s “Germany – land of ideas” initiative. She has led and developed numerous research projects between the academy and industry and has received funding from Telekom Innovation Labs, Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Horizon 2020 ICT CAPS Initiative (EU). She is also a member of numerous boards including: SAP SE, INGDiBa, Advisory Council for Consumer Affairs (German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection) and the Board for Sustainable Development (Rat für nachhaltige Entwicklung). She has also been named as Germany’s Digital Champion representative to the EU Commission.
1. Michel, R., Joost, G. and C. Mareis, eds. Design Research Now 2. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2017.
2. Joost, G. et al. Design as Research – Positions, Arguments, Perspectives. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2016.
3. Bieling, T., Joost, G. and F. Sametinger. “Die soziale Dimension des Designs.” In Die Geschichte des nachhaltigen Designs, edited by K. Fuhs, D. Brocchi, M. Maxein and B. Draser, 218-229. Bad Homburg: VAS, 2014.
4. Andreas, U. and G. Joost. “Design as Curator for Urban Discourse.” Conference Paper presented at City | Data | Future; Urban IxD Symposium. Venice, 2014.
5. Inbar, O., Joost, G., Hemmert, F., Porat, T. and N. Tractinsky. “Tactful Calling: Investigating Asymmetric Social Dilemmas in Mobile Communications.” Behaviour & Information Technology (2014): 1317-1332.
6. Bieling, T., Martins, T. and G. Joost. “A Tangible Interface for Information Exchange Addressing Deaf-Blind Users.” In 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, edited by H. Galtenco, Assistive Technology Research Series Vol. 35. Lund: IOS Press, 2014.
7. Joost, G. “Partizipative Formen der Gestaltung und die Verwirklichung von Theorie und Praxis.” In Der menschliche Faktor. Wie Architektur und Design als soziale Katalysatoren wirken, edited by M. L. Hofmann, 59-72. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2012.
8. Joost, G. “Design.” In Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik, edited by G. Ueding et.al, 216-228. Berlin: DeGruyter, 2012.
9. Joost, G. Bild-Sprache – Die audio-visuelle Rhetorik des Films. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2008.
10. Scheuermann, A. and G. Joost, eds. Design als Rhetorik. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2008.