In this series we present talks of the Helmholtz Horizons Symposium 2018. Today’s featured talk is by Gesche Joost. Her keynote was titled: ‘Digital Sovereignty for Citizens – a European perspective?’ Helmholtz Horizons took place 6 November 2018 in Berlin. The motto was ‘The Digital (R)Evolution in Science’.
About the talk
With international partners, Gesche Joost conducts research and development projects in the areas of human-computer-interaction, wearable computing, as well as user-centered design and participation. She acts in various committees, amongst them on the board of DGTF e.V. [German Society for Design Theory and Research] and on the board of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). She is co-founder of the non-for-profit company Calliope engaging in digital education for school children in Germany. From 2014 to 2018, she was appointed as a Digital Champion for the EU commission. Since 2015, she is member of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. Since 2018, she is member of the Supervisory board of ING DiBa AG and Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA.
Gesche Joost is Professor for Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts and since 2005 heading the Design Research Lab. Until 2010, she was junior professor for Interaction Design & Media at the Technical University of Berlin in cooperation with Telekom Innovation Laboratories. As a visiting professor, she taught Gender and Design at the HAWK Hildesheim and was distinguished research fellow at UTS Sydney in 2014. In 2009, she received the young talent award for science from the mayor of Berlin.
About Helmholtz Horizons
Our society is facing major challenges but also huge opportunities. We at Helmholtz combine cutting-edge research and outstanding technology in order to meet these challenges to shape a better future. The Helmholtz Horizons Symposium 2018, hosted by the President of the Association, highlights scientific breakthroughs of Helmholtz’s established researchers, showcases our talented early career researchers, and gives a platform to the entrepreneurs and innovators, who ensure that our research has societal impact. This year’s overarching theme is ‘The Digital (R)Evolution in Science’.
For more information visit the Helmholtz Horizons website.