Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the University of the Arts Berlin. Since 2005 she has headed the Design Research Lab at the University of the Arts Berlin. With international partners, she developed research and teaching projects in the areas of human-computerinteraction, gender and diversity aspects in technological development, as well as social sustainability and participation. Until 2010, she was junior professor for Interaction Design & Media at the Technical University of Berlin. As a visiting professor, she taught Gender and Design at the HAWK Hildesheim. In 2009, she received the Science Award of the Governing Mayor of Berlin for Young Researchers. She is the founding board member of DGTF e.V. (German Society for Design Theory and Research) and board member of the Technology Foundation Berlin.