The ANU Migration Hub advances fundamental knowledge about population movement, educates future policy-makers and experts on human mobility and displacement, and accelerates the translation of research into better migration policies and outcomes.
Sociotechnical navigation and problem-solving during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic created huge changes to daily life around the world. Individuals had to 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 changing access to healthcare services. With mundane routines and social networks disrupted, sociotechnical infrastructure became central to their functioning. How, then, did individuals and communities navigate these systems to acquire needed resources and accomplish everyday life tasks?