Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
Professor for Design Research at the Berlin University of the Arts and Head of the Design Research Lab.
On 19 June 2019, at 9:30am
Digital Society: The role of Design in transformation
Digital technologies enable participation, access to knowledge and resources as well as groundbreaking innovation – but at the same time they are the root cause for the digital divide, global inequality as well as data monopolies. Therefore, Design plays an important role in shaping our digital future for the better or the worse. Between the vibrant innovation ecosystem of the Maker Culture and the Chinese Social Scoring System we have to navigate our design interventions. In my talk, I will show sample projects from alternative open source infrastructures, wearable computing and new forms of human computer interaction in order to highlight design perspectives on the digital society.