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Why we care about meters and measurement – introducing our Fixometer concept

People love to get their gadgets fixed. There is absolutely no doubt about it. For now, we can measure this in smiles, stories, and all of the ...

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Digital Design Weekend at the V&A and prototyping our “Fixometer”

Here's a simple explanation of what we are doing as a part of the London Design Festival, at the V&A Museum. We would to like show our environmental ...

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Open data for a truly circular economy

We talked at the Nesta Hot Topics session on how "open data" can help us use things for longer, and have a better idea of how they are recycled at ...

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Sustainable design: focus on gadget longevity

We spoke at the Indie Tech Summit in July. There was a great deal of discussion about the broken business models for apps and online services, which ...

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Designing for more visible waste prevention

[caption id="attachment_4400" align="alignnone" width="585"] Photo by Flickr user jidanchaomian[/caption] You may recall, a year ago, we ...

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Funding drive ends today: show your support

We're in fundraising mode, in the final push of our bi-annual campaign. A total of 20 donors have generously contributed £902.50 - but we are ...

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Exploring our e-waste: opening gadgets and learning about disposal

We went to the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin this month to run what we called an "E-waste Exploration". More than anything, we wanted to test the ...

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Our first official year – achievements and future steps

We are still young (and we still have plenty of mistakes to make), but we're proud to say we've grown leaps and bounds from the time when we made our ...

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Guest post: normalising repair and challenging “perceived obsolescence”

This post is by Brighton Repair Café co-founder Victoria Jackson. We started around the same time and we have so much in common. When we set up ...