Domestic technology and the management of time

Past project

This project made a significant contribution to contemporary debates about time poverty and work-family balance. It analysed under-utilised data sources to investigate whether time pressure can be alleviated through the application of information and communications technology, such as personal computers, mobile phones and programmable domestic equipment. It is a widespread assumption that domestic technologies simply save time. This project explored the extent to which technologies in the home instead facilitate ‘time-shifting’ or the re-scheduling of tasks, in a way that may reduce feelings of time pressure and enhance the quality of leisure time.

Project Type/Affiliations

Australian Research Council: Discovery Grant

Funding Agency

Australian Research Council - Large Grant Scheme

Non-Staff Involved

Michael Bittman

Kimberley Fisher

Kate Norris

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