Our aim is to investigate the relationships between a technologically mediated knowledge economy, mobile/nomadic work practices and home life as part of a new collaborative research project. One of the goals of the project is to pull together concerns and issues pertaining to the societal and identity-related matters of “being mobile”, and to the interaction design and computer-supported cooperative work tradition studies of workplace and technology use. A central aim of this study is to examine the new work/home-life patterns that are emerging, how these can be accounted for and their gendered implications for work and home.
Methodology: we aim to combine ethnographic methods and Interaction Design methods in innovative ways to study nomadic work/life practices. Sample: High-skilled workers in creative industries (e.g. advertising, architecture), IT and higher education in the Limerick area. Equal numbers of women and men.
The Project (2008-2012) is funded by HEA PRTLI 4, within the Irish Social Sciences Platform
Duration: 1 September, 2008 -> 1 September, 2012