Hello from Fixperts, an ever-growing world-wide network of clever, generous people who use their imagination and skills to solve immediate, everyday problems for others.
Fixperts works with schools, universities and companies to encourage people to be resourceful. Thousands of Fixperts all around the world have used and grown their skills to improve the daily lives of the people they meet.
Inspiring Fix Films from all over the world
FFixperts have made hundreds of films telling the stories of their fixes. Here are a few we’re loving right now.
The Fixperts at Edinburgh College of Art Scotland created an MP3 player for the people at Cherry Road Centre. The device promotes engagement through a variety of interactions.
Jacob is an 82 year old carpenter, last year he lost three fingers on his right hand. With his new Grip friendly hammer he can continue to work with more comfort.
Ellen is a paralympic swimmer and struggles with drying her hair. She has training 6 times a week which results to 4 and half hours spent on drying her hair a week! Fixperts from NCAD in Ireland help Ellen and save her time withe Armore Hairbrush Holder.
Mr Shikata transports heavy goods using a trolley and has to pass through many doors.
Designers draw on a traditional Japanese custom to establish new behaviours for students entering the health-centre. They figure out how to solve their fixpartners' problem of managing who needs to take off their shoes and come in and who can keep their shoes on and be treated by the entrance.
Mr. Kitagawa works in a shop and has regular deliveries of rice. Each bag weighing 30 kg has to be carried to the back of the shop. A team from Kyoto Institute of Technology create trolley to help Mr Kitagawa.
Truro College Art and Design students and lecturers were joined by Maya Alvarado from Fixperts for a Saturday art club, as part of the National Art and Design Saturday Club scheme.
Dorle suffers from Parkinson's and has some barriers in her daily routine. She loves going out, but finds it hard to put on make up properly anymore. That's the problem she asked the Fixperts from Coburg to fix.
Moshe wants to carry his little daughter Shir around with him when he travel in his wheelchair, but he can't because he is worried the cracks in the pavement will make him and Shir fall. A team of fixperts from HiT in Isreal make a safety belt so that they can both travel safe and sound.
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We are very excited to announce the winner of the RCA Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award - A Spoon for Gabi!
This year we received a fantastic selection of inspiring films from undergraduates across nine countries. The films included a real mix of projects with ingenious solutions from spoons to door openers. We were overwhelmed by the quality, inventiveness and story telling from everyone who submitted a film.
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