Restart @school session 8: Creative problem solving and good design
We introduced creative problem solving, showing examples of physical and software-based work-arounds, like using assistive touch when a home button breaks. Then we brainstormed “bad” design from our experience fixing, and went through principles behind good design.
Calling student leaders (and their teachers)!
We’re recruiting a couple of student leaders of secondary school age to help lay the foundations for a global student campaign against our throw-away relationship with electronics.
A visit to iFixit: dynamo of repair activism in the US
Over the holidays, between family visits, we got a chance to iFixit’s headquarters in central California. iFixit is a massive inspiration and ally.
Funding drive to power Restart in 2016
This year, we’ve gone from strength to strength. The only catch is, we fell behind in our online fundraising. Your donations help keep our community events free for all, and help multiply our reach.
Ada Lovelace Day reflections: encouraging women tinkerers and fixers
Thanks to Ada Lovelace Day, and frankly missing the camaraderie our women skillshares, we had a meetup last night which breathed new life into our efforts to get more women tinkering and fixing