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.
We interviewed environmental journalist Maxine Perella about positive changes announced by the European Commission to “eco-labelling” of laptops and portable computers. The changes start to take into account laptop’s full lifecycle, and if adopted, will help in upgrades and repairs.
Our Top 5 Good News Stories for the year, about design, economics, business, policy, and… the children, our future! From New York to Brussels to Ghana and even Russia. Anywhere there’s a yay! (And sometimes a yay-boo).
We talked about some shiny shiny gadgets – two very game-changing projects in the area of modular, repairable design. The Fairphone 2 and Runcible, an example of “heirloom electronics”.
Post originally published on the blog of Resource Conference, a free event on the circular economy. In conversations on the circular economy, especially related to electronics, we often feel that repair is little more than an afterthought. Yet, extending the lifespan of an existing device provides tangible benefits: it reduces waste management costs as well as […]