Fixperts are creative thinkers and makers who are invited to co-design with a ‘Fix Partner’ from the general public and fix a day-to-day problem that has been frustrating or difficult for the partner to overcome on their own. http://www.fixperts.org
The idea behind
Fixperts is to connect designers with people who could do with a little help in their lives, from disabled people to the elderly.
Design solutions so far have included
a device to help an MS sufferer put in her earrings
fixing the broken joystick on an electric wheelchair
The project links Fixpert designers to Fixpartners, with the aim of developing a solution in no more than three weeks. The process is filmed and uploaded to their website, so the lessons learned can be transferred.