Restart podcast

Restart Podcast Ep 2: Interview with a product designer

Our second podcast episode features some frustrating gadgets including an inkjet printer given as a wedding present. Product designer Barry Waddilove explains why these gadgets frustrate and how new thinking could transform our relationship with electronics.

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Redesigning the inkjet printer – work in progress

This week we participated in the first of three workshops organised by the People’s Design Lab. It was an opportunity to learn from others with a background in design about their frustrations with printing. Interestingly, initial conversations revolved around a deeper question: why should we print at all? Why is it that certain airlines and […]

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Let’s rethink and Restart the inkjet printer

Inkjet printers have been very common at our Restart Parties, since the very beginning. In many occasions, the meticulous work of our wonderful Restarters has helped to clean, repair, defeat planned obsolescence and give a second life to printers that were just about ready to be taken to a recycling centre. However, we know that […]

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Triumphing together against planned obsolescence

I am not a technical person. It may seem strange, being one of the founders of this project, but perhaps that is always what makes me good for this. The technical stuff not only frustrates me – it also really intimidates me, just like most people. When I first saw The Lightbulb Conspiracy, a documentary […]