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.