Been watching The Big Life Fix recently. I like the premise – using design and technology to help solve problems for people – usually physical so far in the series. I find it a bit hokey sometimes in the way it’s produced, they try to make dramatic tension more than needed I think. The human side is really interesting, but I think they could just focus on one challenge per episode, and include more info on the technical challenges and solutions. It’d also be cool if they presented it more of a collaboration than the kind of ‘star’ designer way it is now. That said, it’s uplifting to see tech being used for positive human purposes.
I liked the recent hack for the chap who is deaf, to help him follow group conversations. I think a Raspberry Pi and an Amazon Dot were involved.