The report provides evidence of how digital technologies foster or hinder social connection based on common issues and tensions that emerged from the analysis of Phase 1 interviews with residents.
It offers a detailed account of residents' lived experiences of supporting social connection through various digital tools and platforms. These insights will inform the co-design of tools and interventions in collaboration with research partners to promote social connection within the community.
This briefing focuses primarily on the intersection of digital technology and social connection. The findings related to physical spaces, places and social infrastructure for social connection have already been presented in Research Briefing 1.