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Fairphone 2

14 October 2016

Man talking on a phone

The creators of Fairphone 2 claim that the phone is designed to offer an alternative to planned obsolescence in technology. 

The phone is a streamlined hardware design with minimal component parts, users have the power to troubleshoot repairs with household tools.  A broken screen takes less than a minute to replace, no tools required.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters:

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to discuss the implications of viewing fitness for purpose in its broadest sense on the design and development of technological outcomes 8
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments 8

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Keywords: phones, sustainability, digital technologies, electronics, characteristics of technology, characterisitcs of technological outcomes

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