Going Digital: Attempting to Bring Digital Tools to the Study of Everyday Home Life

Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, Tjerk Timan

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    Abstract

    In uncovering everyday futures, the Internet is a potentially vital place to investigate the experiences and expectation of home life. The home is a key site to understand and intervene in futures-in-the-making, being a critical space of consumption and a place in which everyday practices and norms are (re)produced. Notably, online methods allow a window into the privacy of the home (i.e. written and visual media) and ease the process of data collection for cross-cultural comparisons. We explore the utility of home improvement forums for understanding expectations of (near) future homes, comparing desired futures by householders in the Netherlands and UK. Importantly, this paper offers a methodological reflection of
    innovative online methods for studying everyday futures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGoing Digital: Attempting to Bring Digital Tools to the Study of Everyday Home Life
    EditorsNicola Spurling, Lenneke Kuijer
    PublisherLancaster University
    Pages41-52
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2016
    EventEveryday Futures - Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Jul 201615 Jul 2016
    http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/everydayfutures/2016/08/05/workshop-one-overview/

    Workshop

    WorkshopEveryday Futures
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLancaster
    Period14/07/1615/07/16
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