14 October 2016
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.
Indicators of progression for discussion starters:
|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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