Visiting Fellowship at Maynooth and Study Recruitment

I will spend February 2020 in Ireland as a visiting research fellow at Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute. I am looking forward to forging new collaboration at MU and beyond!

As part of the visit, I will conduct an interview study on “Digital tools in the practices of digital mobile workers in Ireland”, part of a theme of my work that I have been investigating for many years. The study will explore the role of digital tools in the practices of professionals working in the Irish digital sector.

I am seeking participants who are over 18 years of age, currently working (either full-time or part-time) in the digital technology sector as independent workers, start-up managers or freelancers, who are based in the greater Dublin area but regularly work on the move in a variety of spaces (co-working spaces, cafés, hotels, home offices, etc.).

The interview is expected to last between 40 and 90 minutes and all the raw data collected will be confidential. Excerpts from the data that may be used in publications and presentations will be fully anonymised.

All participants will be thanked for their participation with an Amazon voucher of the value of £20 (approximately €23).

The interviews will take place during February 2020 at a convenient location in Greater Dublin (i.e. I, the researcher, will travel to you), and time of your choice.

A full information sheet with details on the study and on the planned use of data can be found at this link. The study was approved by Sheffield Hallam University UREC (Converis number ER21073756), according to the SHU research ethics policy.

If you are interested in participating and/or wish to ask further questions about this study, please contact me at or via skype at luigina.ciolfi and I will get back to you by email or phone to discuss potential participation.

By luiciolfi

I am Professor of HCI in the School of Applied Psychology at University College Cork (Ireland). I research the design, use and evaluation of interactive technologies. I am interested in heritage technologies, mobility, collaborative computing, interactive spaces.

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