The Fragility of Trust
Covid-19 has made both the benefits and challenges of remote work widely known when most knowledge workers moved to remote work. In addition, to benefits such as flexibility and work satisfaction most...
Imagining and making European populations through data
25/11/2021 - A new open access book, containing three chapters by Francisca Grommé, gives an ethnographic account of the uptake of new data types and sources (such as Big data) in official...
ODDS field trip to Futureland
25/11/2021 - In September 2021, ODDS students and staff enjoyed a sunny day in the Rotterdam Harbour.
The mental well-being of employees in (non-)essential jobs during the Covid-19...
04/10/2021- The COVID-19 crisis has radically changed the working lives of all of us. How has this affected the mental well-being of employees? And how does that differ for people in essential and...
How does speculative research work? New article in S&TS
Francisca published an article, together with Evelyn Ruppert, on using design methods in ethnographic research. It asks what researchers can learn about the possibility of actively involving citizens...
Graduation projects 2020-2021
In February, ODDS students started designing their graduation projects and many are now coming to an end. Students joined a thesis group or chose an individual topic, leading to a variety of...
ODDS ends the academic year in style
09/07/2021 - To celebrate that we made it through a tough pandemic year, and that our first ODDS students will be graduating soon, we organised a social event for students and staff at the Pizzabar in...
EUR and TUD student exchange about recruitment technologies
05/07/2021 - In the context of the ‘Recruitment technologies’ graduation project, ODDS and TU Delft students met to discuss their research findings. Also present were their thesis...
Talking to your voice assistant. Francisca publishes about thing interviews
18/06/21 - As part of a research collective led by Anuradha Reddy, Baki Kocaballi and Iohanna Nicenboim, Francisca conducted an experiment at the intersection of ethnography and design. The group...
New research project: How do platform workers juggle jobs?
17/06/21 - ODDS researchers Francisca Grommé, Claartje ter Hoeven and Wido Oerlemans were awarded an Eramus University Trustfonds grant to find out how platform workers practically organise and...
New elective on AI and work offered by ODDS
15/06/2021 - Starting 2021-22, ODDS will offer a new elective on artifical intelligence (AI) and work to all faculties. In 'Artificial intelligence: The present and future of work' we will consider...
Prof. Claartje ter Hoeven joins BOLD Cities as a new executive board member
Prof. dr. Catholijn Jonker, Prof. dr. ing. Bram Klievink and Prof. dr. Claartje ter Hoeven have recently joined the executive board of the Centre for BOLD Cities. For more information, check out...
ODDS student interviewed about platformwork and union internship
25/05/2021 - ODDS student Mattijn van den Bos was interviewed about his experience in the ODDS Master programme, technological change, and his internship on platformwork at the FNV union. You can find...
Well-being and inequality in the digitalisation of work
How does technology change the way we work and organise? What’s the connection between digitalisation and inequality? To what extent is digitalisation related to shifting power relations?...
Video: Attitude on Working Online and Learning Digital Skills
This study was conducted at the Municipality of Rotterdam during a course of the master program Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society by Gabriela Veleva, Simona Madajová, en Zoë...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Claartje ter Hoeven for research into the well-being...
Claartje ter Hoeven from Erasmus University Rotterdam has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of 2 million euro for her research into the well-being of ghost workers...