Centre for Research on Families and Relationships

 Research Project

Health and Wellbeing

Institutions and Civic Society

Digital epiphanies – work/family configurations in a digital age

Digital Epiphanies is looking at the ways in which digital technologies are reshaping our work and family lives. Researchers will be working with 15 households in north-east Scotland, with at least one child under the age of 18. Researchers will invite family members to take part in the project as collaborators in the research by involving them in the selection of methods and production of artefacts.

Methods might include participation, shadowing, conversations, video ethnography, digital, photographic and written diaries. The empirical study will be based primarily in domestic sites, with briefer forays into community and workplace settings.

The project is a collaboration between four universities that emerged out of an EPSRC sandpit and creativity greenhouse ‘Achieving work-life balance in a digitally dependent world’.

Read a project blog online here: Work and family in a digital age

Contact: Karolina Kazimierczak  01224 273873; Natasha Mauthner 01224 273419
Funding details: 1-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Research team: Dr Natasha Mauthner, Associate Director of CRFR, University of Aberdeen, Dr Anna Cox, University College London; Dr Chris Preist, Bristol University; and Dr Rosie Robison, Anglia Ruskin University.
Type of project: Research
Keywords: Digital technologies, work-life balance, collaborative research, diaries, video ethnography,