Restart Radio: Lovefone’s vision for thriving commercial repair

Today, we talk to Rob Kerr from Lovefone – an independent mobile repair store – about the relationship between manufacturers and repairers.

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.

Restart Radio: Eco-labelling of laptops

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.

Restart Radio: top 5 good news stories of 2015

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).

Restart Radio: new mobiles we can open, repair

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”.