iDODDLE is a four year project running from 2021-2025, generously funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under grant number 101003083.
iDODDLE’s aim is to help develop a new thematic and inter-disciplinary science of digitalised daily life in support of action on climate change.
The aims of iDODDLE are:
- To understand the ways in which digitalised daily life impacts climate change. Examples of these ways include substituting physical for digital, accessing services instead of owning goods, and integrating households into supply networks.
- To determine the conditions under which digitalised daily life has beneficial or adverse impacts on climate change. Examples of these conditions include access to infrastructure, trust in institutions, and technophile lifestyles.
- To develop an evidence-based programme of action for ensuring digitalised daily life helps tackle climate change. Examples of this evidence base include quantitative systems analysis of energy and material flows at national and global scales.
iDODDLE’s research activities are organised into three themes – on people (micro-level), on system conditions (macro-level), and on action (policy and practice).
To support these research activities, iDODDLE will draw on two major new cross-cutting sources of primary data collection: a sample of 80 living lab households in the UK; and a longitudinal online survey panel of 6,000 respondents in UK, Sweden and Spain (countries in Europe which span the digitalisation spectrum).
The iDODDLE team
Charlie is a Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Charlie’s interest in iDODDLE is to capture the effects of digitalisation – for better or for worse – in the analysis and modelling of climate change mitigation.
Researcher, and coordinator of the living labs
Emilie is a Senior Research Associate in the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Emilie’s interest in iDODDLE is to work with living lab households to understand how and why digital technologies are used as part of daily life at home and on the move.
Mariana Gaytan Camarillo
Researcher, and coordinator of the cross-national surveys
Mariana is a Research Associate in the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Mariana’s interest in iDODDLE is in using cross-national questionnaire surveys to test the determinants of digitalised daily life.
Felippa (‘Pippa’) is a DPhil researcher in the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford. Pippa’s interest in iDODDLE is to understand how digitalisation fits within the identities, routines, and stories of households. Pippa worked previously as the Head of Research at the Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies in Jakarta.
Poornima is a DPhil researcher in the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford. Poornima’s interest in iDODDLE is to use system dynamics modelling to understand how digital futures may unfold. Poornima worked previously as a Senior Associate at the Centre for Study of Science, Technology, and Policy in India.
Marcel is a DPhil researcher in the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford. Marcel’s interest in iDODDLE is to trial different approaches for incentivising new digital forms of low-carbon behaviour. Marcel worked previously as a research assistant in the School of Management of the Technical University of Munich, Germany.