What’s social

about technology?

Everything.


Where is the human

in tech design?

The Centre.

DERC conducts human-centred research of data and digital transformations.

We work with students, communities, governmental, nonprofit and corporate partners.

Our researchers explore how humans feel, create, respond, and engage with digital technologies.

We study everyday lived experience, the future of work, creative youth practices, tech policies, tech design, digital literacy and a range of other human-centred design propositions.

Hosted by RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, DERC offers world class training ground and expertise for both small and largescale research initiatives. We are ranked as one of the top two research Centres in Australia focused on the social impact of digital media.

News

Applications still open for DERC’s February 2023 PhD Summer School

Digital Ethnography: Fieldwork + Analysis Techniques | DERC PhD Summer School | February 20-24, 2023

News posted on October 25, 2022

Large and Small Scales

how do we use interdisciplinary thinking to preserve macro plus micro scales in data science?

Events, News posted on October 25, 2022

Layered Frameworks

What unlearning and relearning is involved in making interdisciplinarity really work, especially in team environments?

Events, News posted on October 3, 2022

MAPPING MOODS FOR FUTURE CITIES

Are you interested? Please let us know if you would like to participate in a ‘Mapping Moods for Future Cities’ workshop, an initiative to...

News posted on September 15, 2022

Navigating Competing Logics

What unlearning and relearning is involved in making interdisciplinarity really work, especially in team environments?

Events, News posted on September 6, 2022

CafeLab Funding Success

Tania Lewis, Martyn Hook and the CafeLab team, including chef-activist Helen Addison-Smith, have won nearly 50K from the ECP Strategic Capability Deployment fund. Based...

News posted on August 10, 2022