Charny, Daniel [Creator] (2015) Fixperts.


FIXPERTS is a creative social campaign and design education programme that inspires people with imagination and skills to solve problems for others and share the results. It sets out to generate a positive social impact by challenging designers, known as Fixperts, to help people with worthwhile, everyday problems that they face (Fix Partners). The Fixperts’ creativity and knowledge of the design process allows them to apply ingenious, flexible and low-cost solutions to their Fix Partners’ challenges, with resultant immediate and positive impact on their everyday lives. For the designers it fine tunes their understanding of social impact as well as developing their sense of empathy, valuable qualities in future society. The whole process is captured in short films and shared on the Fixperts website to give others the insight and encouragement find their own innovative solutions. The 250 Fixperts films from around the world are a growing resource that also contributes to design education by offering opportunity and encouragement to people, particularly students, to apply the design process to fixing challenges. The films have been viewed over 400,000 times and featured in mainstream media from Berlin to Calcutta. Fixperts collaborates with schools, universities and colleges across the world and has developed a brief and project guidelines to support educators to run Fixperts as part of their course. Fixperts has ambitions to bring fixing into the curriculum in secondary schools and has recently been working with one of the UK examination boards to pilot Fixperts as part of a new STEM technical qualification.

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