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.
Material gifts, durability and our common future
This clickbait headline caught our attention: “Suck it, Hippies: Study Shows Material Gifts Can Bring Happiness”. But we need greater insight than a six-week psychology study.
Restarter Profile: Meet Faraz
Restarter Faraz is a maker and hacker with a degree in Materials Science. He loves helping people, learning and solving puzzles, which is why he loves Restart Parties. Read more about what motivates him to fix
Skillsharing workshops, for and by women
Last week, our first women’s electronics repair workshop was a great success, thanks to the participation of 12 women of all ages and skill levels. We had an ex-professional repairer in our ranks, some born tinkerers and DIY types, and some who had never really had an opportunity to tinker. Our workshop is named after […]
We see a danger of the multiplication of disposable, use once and throw-away gadgets, treating electronics-intensive projects like sand castles. As one-offs, where everything will end up in the scrap-heap – only the scrap-heap does not wash away.