We use ethnographic tools to study how digital tech impacts societies
We build models and methods for understanding end users
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 the first and largest research centre in Australia focused on digital ethnography.
Digital Ethnography Research Symposium 2023
Events, News posted on February 26, 2023
Setting the Agenda for Interdisciplinarity in Responsible Data Science
Events, News posted on November 30, 2022
DERC’s February 2023 Summer School
News posted on October 25, 2022
Large and Small Scales
Events, News posted on October 25, 2022
Events, News posted on October 3, 2022
MAPPING MOODS FOR FUTURE CITIES
News posted on September 15, 2022