Digital Separations

Digital Separations is a PhD project that aims to determine what happens to digital materials that serve as memory cues, and to a person’s curated online representation of self, when a long-term relationship ends through breakup, separation or divorce. With an increasing number of people using technology and social media to document their life events, individuals may struggle to come to terms with important life transitions, such as a relationship ending, with regards to their digital possessions.

The purpose of this PhD research is to generate an understanding of how a relationship ending translates across to the digital space, and to generate improved methods of interaction that support individuals as they experience such a life transition.

Funding Body
EPSRC

Contact: Daniel Herron