Name, first nameSebastian MaluskaYear of birth1989eMailsebastia.firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectNothing lasts forever - The wear of Products in SportAbstractIn the past almost everybody had a sewing machine at home. Not necessarily to create new clothes or textiles but to repair the old and broken once. The shoemaker replaces the expired shoe soles and the tailor could mend the jackets.
New products are not made to take care of. If your running shoes are expired you have to buy a new pair. Modern outdoor products are assembled of many different materials under complex production methods and processes. If one of these materials is feeble,
it creates a weak spot for the whole object.
A small hole in a shell jacket, a weak glue line on a wetsuit or a broken zipper on a pant eliminates the main function and makes the whole object valueless. Because of complex production methods, such as welding, glueing and 3D Knitting, its no more possible to replace this material or repair the broken region either by yourself or by a craftsman. As a reaction the costumer trows it away, and buys a new one. That starts the problematic of waste. Are new products are not made to take care of?
How can we design for repair?TutorsKoivu Anniina, Brynjar Sigurðarson