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Use an old cellphone – save the world

19 August 2016

Phone.

Dr Gerald Weber is a computer scientist but you might not think it by looking at the phone he uses. Still, he has no plans to upgrade and add his old Galaxy to an ever-growing mountain of global electronic waste, or e-waste.

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to describe the relationship between technology and the made, natural and social world. 2
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to  critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments. 8

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.

 

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Keywords: phones, fit for purpose in its broadest sense, digital, sustainable, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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