In this session of DERC RAW, we will be joined by DERC postdoctoral research fellow Dr Jenny Kennedy.

Which methods are most effective for understanding technology use in the home? What options are available to us beyond the standard approaches of interviews and surveys? What lessons can digital ethnography learn from other adjacent fields, including science and technology studies? Jenny will speak about two methods she has used in her own work – cultural probes and technology tours – and will lead a discussion on issues to consider when researching household consumer technologies.
All welcome!

Jenny Kennedy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT. From 2015 – 2017, she was a Research Fellow at University of Melbourne with the Impact of High Speed Broadband on Australian Home Life project, investigating broadband and domestic technology practices. Jenny completed her PhD in Media and Communication at Swinburne University of Technology. Her thesis examined norms of sharing in digital culture. Jenny’s research interests span social media, technology and the everyday, and material culture. Jenny’s current research investigates social media, ebook lending, and the domain names industry.

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