A flexible, free, learning programme

Our downloadable resources and rich Fix Film archive will support you to run Fixperts at your university or school in a way that suits you. 

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Fixperts is a robust and flexible framework that can be adapted to suit different learning settings. For universities it can be tailored to support major or short projects, and engage learners with topics from human centred design to socially sustainable innovation and more. For schools modular learning units cover skills including interviewing, prototyping and storytelling. Our resources include introductory guidelines, activity plans and supporting media, including presentations and our rich Fix Film archive. Fixperts is relevant to any creative problem solving curricula, including design, engineering and STEAM subjects.

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What do students learn through a Fixperts project?

  • Experience and understand design thinking and methods at human-scale

  • Make a clear connection between design, engineering, technology and problem-solving

  • Develop skills in observation, ideation, teamwork and iterative design

  • Understand the importance of critical thinking and communication skills through storytelling

  • See the impact of creative thinking in action through making and sharing

An inspiring and practical session. The workshop helped me reevaluate how I teach the design process and I will definitely be using Fixperts’ techniques with all age groups.

D&T teacher, Kings College Girls School, Wimbledon

Thank you Fixperts! Definitely a way of thinking that we want to embed in our

Teacher, Bradley Stoke Community School, Olympus Academy Trust. Bristol

This model for social engagement has provided an unprecedented learning experience, and established a strong ethical framework amongst Brunel design students.

Professor of Design, Brunel University

Fixperts for Universities

Fixperts was first trialled in universities in 2013 and has since run in 50 universities in 25 countries, building a growing online archive of over 1,000 films, as learners tell the stories of their fixes. Fixperts mission is to work with universities all over the world to instil the next generation of changemakers with the desire and tools to use design for social good.

  • Tried and tested guidelines, presentations and top tips.

  • An adaptable framework which has been successfully run in design and engineering programmes at Foundation, BA and Masters levels.

  • Easy to integrate Fixperts into assessed coursework. Universities around the world have built Fixperts into their programme. These include Brighton, Brunel, Kingston and Royal College of Art in the UK, NCAD in Ireland, HIT in Israel, KIT in Japan, Tongji in China and UAMA in Mexico.

  • Finished films can be shared within our extensive Fix Film archive.

  • Opportunities for students to enter awards and feature within international exhibitions.

  • Opportunities for tutors to connect to news, research and a worldwide network of like-minded educators.

Fixperts for Schools

Fixperts programme for schools started in 2016. The Framework can be adapted to suit many situations. Teachers have used it to deliver curriculum or introduce a subject, such as human-centred or inclusive design. From Rochdale to Bristol learners and teachers have responded incredibly to our school formats.

  • 6 stage process in easy to use packs, including guidelines, workshops, presentations and a student log book. Click to download the activities menu card for a full breakdown.

  • An agile framework with independent elements which can run as an hour, half-day, whole day, half or full or term project.

  • Easy for adapting to your scheme of work.

  • Applicable to the curriculum. Fixperts is aligned with English school Design & Technology, Engineering, Art (STEM/STEAM), Science and Human geography (social responsibility) at KS 3 and 4.

  • Adaptive to your setting – it doesn’t matter if you’re in a classroom using cardboard and tape or in a workshop using a 3D printer – successful Fixperts projects don’t rely on sophisticated tools!

  • Opportunity for further support and development through teaching training and CPDs.