Sociotechnical Navigation and Problem Solving amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created huge disruptions to daily life around the world. Individuals must acquire information, resources and services by navigating a number of issues, such as public health preventive measures, unexpected financial burdens, working and learning from home and accessing healthcare services. With mundane routines and social networks disrupted, sociotechnical infrastructure has become central to their functioning and maintenance. How, then, have individuals and communities navigated these systems to acquire needed resources and accomplish everyday life tasks? And, how do these navigation practices vary in relation to locale and individual circumstances?

This Australia-based pilot study contributes to a multi-country project led by Dr Kathleen (Katie) Pine. The international collaboration aims to capture how individuals approach and navigate sociotechnical systems in everyday life during times of major disruption and crisis in Australasia, Brazil, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States.

We are recruiting participants for interviews on the use of technology to acquire necessary information, resources and services during the pandemic. Click here to access details about what participation entails and how to sign up.

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Franz Carneiro Alphonso

Franz Carneiro Alphonso is a master’s student concurrently enrolled at the National Australian University’s School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and National Security College (...

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Dr. Aleksandar Deejay

Dr. Aleksandar Deejay is a research fellow at RegNet, ANU and a researcher in social science and science and technology studies. He received his Ph.D. at The University...

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Professor Kathryn Henne

Professor Kathryn (Kate) Henne is the Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). An interdisciplinarily trained scholar, she has a PhD in Criminology, Law and Society,...

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  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
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