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Design for (your) product lifetime

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No matter how easy a product is to repair, however, it’s hard to keep it from becoming obsolete as new technologies roll out. Designers can intervene by making it easy for makers, users and recyclers to extend the lifecycle. In addition to overall product lifecycle, consider design strategies such as architecture and form, materials, connections and information, for consumers and end users.


This challenge is open to students age 18 and older, from anywhere in the world, currently registered in an educational institution at the college/university level or 2012 graduates.


Design a smart product that is smarter environmentally; a product that can be repaired and will stand the test of time, even if some of its components need to be replaced. Rethink the design of average household appliances, electronics, lighting, toys—any and all kinds of products that are ripe for a lower-impact redesign.


  • Deadline Wednesday, October 10th
  • Winners announced Wednesday, October 31st


  • 1st Place:$2,000 USD
  • 2nd Place:$1,000 USD
  • 3rd Place:$750 USD,$25 USD gift certificate to iFixit.com


  • Allan Chochinov
  • Kyle Wiens
  • Dan Lockton
  • Jeremy Faludi
  • Fred Bould
  • Dawn Danby
  • Adam Menter

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