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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Team of Fixperts from Brunel University make a clever device to help Arthur carry his shopping bags without causing him pain on his hands.
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.
Nino can't get himself up from the floor: enter Daniel & Eliana to provide an ingenious fix for this problem as an add-on to his walking stick.
A DIY Pinhole Camera for iCare created by a fixperts from the University of Johannesberg in South Africa
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In my convoluted role as educator, designer, maker and writer, I have been slowly watching an evolution within design practice. This view has grown out of piecing together clues, including Fixperts, Sugru and Faraworkshop, like one of those super cool, overly taciturn Scandinavian detectives.
Fixperts ... a trend that is slowly beginning to counter the commercial culture of obsolescence.
Nominated by the Judges, voted for by Blueprint readers Fixperts was the winner of the Blueprint Award for Design 2016
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