The project includes setting up the research team; fine-tuning of WPs and case selection, and the resubmission of an SNF Sinergia proposal.
Digital Transformation will impact and change the everyday life of individuals. To date, research has not looked at the impact of digital transformation on everyday life of individuals and how it effects work routines and vice versa. This project connects research in digital transformation of work with changes in everyday life. Workingwith the City of Emmen, this project seeks to generate a first sketch of what an entitative gestalt of digital transformation in everyday life of individuals in Switzerland may look like, how we might go about studying emerging practices and routines in work and life and what demands such a study puts on a team of interdisciplinary researchers. Because city governments touch on all elements of the OECD Better Life Index (BLI) they are well suited for an interdisciplinary study of how digitalization weaves from home, to the work environment, through spaces & transitions and through aesthetic dimensions to create a new everyday life. The project includes setting up the interdisciplinary research team; fine-tuning of work packages, project coordination; a pilot study with the City of Emmen to test and refine the research methods; identification of additional case studies to assess the need and relevance for developing a BLI toolbox applicable to digital transformation. It includes the revised resubmission of an SNF Sinergia proposal to fund further research across the four topics.