Mapping Data Flows in the Home: A Scoping Review

A Digital Child working paper from our ‘Review’ series consisting of scoping reviews, literature reviews and systematic reviews

Australian families increasing rely on digital technologies to organise, communicate and document everyday life. In the home, digital data is generated from any connected device, good or toy as well as an increasing array of ‘smart’ appliances like fridges and security systems.

The data that is generated through use can be collected and processed providing insights into the routines and rituals of the family and the individuals in it. This process is known as datafication. Datafication is the transformation of digital interactions into a record that can be collected, analysed and commodified (Mayer-Schoenberger & Cukier, 2013). Datafication is made possible by the capacity to capture and translate social phenomena into data points and signals an important shift in how we understand the world and each other. This scoping review examines datafication in the home and the impact it has on family life.

Volume/Number: 2022-07

Date published: 1 December, 2022

Series type: Review


Suggested citation: Pangrazio, L., 2022 Mapping Data Flows in the Home: A Scoping Review. Digital Child Working Paper 2022-07, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Brisbane, Australia.


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