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Fixperts

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Fixperts: love this social innovation idea from Sweden: Fixperts
Fixperts are product designers that, instead of creating a new product, work with products that need fixing or adapting- Generally fixing a product is not seen as something esthetically appealing or innovative- I’m thinking of my dad fixing everything we had in our house with either duct tape or tie wraps, think telephone wires, toasters, electrical sockets- but why buy something new if it still works?
According to the Fixperts co founders it is a shift in design paradigm: “people are not in the habit of fixing any more, but fixing is becoming a way of thinking”.Fixperts – Introduction

Fixperts – Introduction from Fixperts on Vimeo.