Sandbox is a study module, collaboration space and a community for design thinking and digital product management education and co-creation with companies in the Delta Centre of the University of Tartu.
Sandbox is part of Design Factory Global Network.
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🔔 𝗔 𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗼 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘂 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀!
💪 The course is a hands-on workshop, aimed to give participants a solid introduction to the principles of Digital Product Management and Design Thinking. Participants will then spend four days working on real-life industry problem statements and by the end of the week they will design a prototype of the user-centric solution.
⏰ Don't miss out! Check out the course and register here before 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵: https://ut.ee/en/content/training-digital-product-management-and-design-thinking
🛠 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭? 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐛𝐨𝐱 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭!
💥The Sandbox presents the perfect opportunity to answer just that with a 5-day hands-on crash course at the UT International Summer University. We cover important ideas of Digital Product Management and Design Thinking such as user research, prototyping, and user testing. Participants will learn and apply the ideas to solve real-life problems.
Applications are open until 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡. To know more and apply to the program visit our webpage at https://ut.ee/en/content/training-digital-product-management-and-design-thinking
We hosted the last toolbox event of the semester last Friday. ⏭️🧰
Maria took the group on a Font Safari, and taught them the history of type and other things about font faces with a lot of hands-on activities. 🙌🔛
Ever think of throwing a pancake party on a rooftop terrace in peak winter? 🥞⛄❄️
That is exactly what Anne, our founder promised in a winning bid for a special #100 coffee cup from the Aalto Design Factory. 💯🏆
Read on to know more about how the Sandbox started.
📢 Announcing the last Toolbox event of the semester.
Maria, aka Sandboss, will be taking up the stage herself. 🔥
At the font safari she will share her passion for typography and has plenty of fun hands-on activities planned. 👻💃🕺🏽
Registration link: https://forms.gle/cfc2LBXKYgEarXbc7
Design Thinking Essential Read #5 📚🔖:
Fonts often play a subtle but powerful role when it comes to our emotions. 🖋️ 𝓐 𝓑 𝓒
So grab this book, a cup of coffee and allow Sarah to take you on a fontastic journey. ⛵
Read more about this book and find more essential reads on our blog post:
This post marks a conclusion to our essential reads list.
Design Thinking Essential Read #4 📚🔖:
The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick is a quick read which packs a punch. 🚀🥊
It covers ideas about effective user research and highlights the importance of framing and asking questions the right way. 🖼️❔
Read more about it and find more essential reads on our blog post:
Design Thinking Essential Read #3 📚🔖:
A favorite of the team at the Sandbox, The Design Thinking Toolbox is our go-to book for everything related to Design Thinking. ❤️
The book covers a wide range of Design Thinking methods and also has real life examples of these methods being applied at companies. 📜✅
Read more about it and find more essential reads on our blog post:
Design Thinking Essential Read #2 📚🔖:
When teams need a way to evaluate multiple solutions the Design Sprint becomes an effective tool in reaching a workable solution. This book by Jake Knapp of Google Ventures, which is where this methodology was perfected, is the go-to book for everything related to design sprints. ✨🏃
Read more about it and find more essential reads on our blog post:
How would you design a lawn-mover for a 6 year-old child? 🏡🧒
That is the challenge that 8 amazing teams tried to solve at the Exit Delta event at the Sandbox. 🧩✅
We had solutions ranging from Remote Controlled Lawn Movers powered by AI 🕹️🤖, to airplane shaped movers with scissors attached ✈️✂️.
We had a great time hosting the teams and watching their ideas take form.
Guest Lecture Alert 🎙️👩🏫:
Starting with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science to being a product owner of Conversational AI and Remote Channels at SEB, this is Kadri's journey. 🎓🦾
Join us for a guest lecture by Kadri as she shares her journey and experience about working with scrum and agile teams.
The lecture will be fully online on 6-May, 14:15-15:45.
Zoom Link: https://ut-ee.zoom.us/j/97752351845?pwd=SGtjTVN4RjllakcyQjBmYzl2WDMyZz09
Design Thinking Essential Read #1 📚🔖
This timeless classic by Don Norman demonstrated the importance of design and popularized concepts of the double diamond and human-centered design 💎💎🗿.
Read more about it and find more essential reads on our blog post.
With a plethora of choices to choose from, picking the right books to read can be quite the task. 😰📚
So here is a list of essential books that will kick-start your Design Thinking learning journey. 😸🚀
The Essential Design Thinking Reading List Get started with learning about Design Thinking with these books.
Ever wondered how Angry Birds completely changed the video game industry?
Tune in for the guest lecture by Antti on Friday (25-Mar) at 14:15 to hear more.
Zoom link here: https://linktr.ee/sandbox.cs.ut.ee
To kick off this semester's toolbox events we have Helen Kokk from Occo.digital conducting a workshop about User Research and Interviewing on 2-March (Wed, 16:00-18:00). 🔬✍️
Limited spots available. 🤓
Head over to https://forms.gle/WXxNSRaHSU9rLitM7 to register.
The zoom link will be sent to your email on 1-March.
❤️ We are glad to announce our
partnership with Plop for Spring semester
Plop allows users to send Augmented Reality messages. We are looking forward to an explopsive semester ahead with them.
🆕 It is the beginning of the Spring semester at the university. 🌱☀️
Every semester we are excited and renewed with energy. New students and partners bring new ideas, perspectives and challenges to work with. 🔋⚡
Here's to new beginnings!
Happy faces during a strategy planning workshop. 🤗
As true believers in Design Thinking methodologies we used the OKR (Objectives Key Results) Framework for this workshop.
In these sessions we decide the next steps that will take our courses and students to the next level.
🎉 We are glad to announce our partnership with SEB Bank for Spring semester 2021/22. 🌱
We have worked with SEB earlier as well and it is a great pleasure to have them on board our program again. 🥂
Last week we had the final presentations of the Global Digital Innovation Project course. 🎓✨
This course is offered in collaboration with inno.space - Design Factory Mannheim. 🇩🇪
As always our Chief Happiness Officer, Frank 🐕 was watching and supporting the students. 🥰
Sandbox courses are open for registration. 🎉🎈
More info and registration links: https://linktr.ee/sandbox.cs.ut.ee
It was a pleasure working with the museum! 🇪🇪
Thank you for the cooperation.
Täna esitlesid ERMile TÜ arvutiteaduse instituudi tudengid sügissemestri digitoodete kursuse lõpptulemusi. Kahe asutuse koostöös disainiti muuseumikülastajate vajadustest lähtuva targa pileti kontseptsiooni ning ERMi meedialabori kasutajate vajadusi.
Aitäh koostöö eest!
TÜ arvutiteaduse instituut
PMIP course conclusion and final presentations.🤩
Another semester has gone by and another class of students completed our Product Management Industry Project by giving their final presentations. ⌛
This semester we partnered with Eesti Rahva Muuseum / Estonian National Museum. Our students worked on different problems such as "Take a museum home with you", and making the work of the Media Lab of the museum more accessible, etc. It has been a great pleasure working with ERM, and our students got to experience working on real-world problems to learn more about product management. 🤗👏
The Sandbox team wishes you a happy holiday season. 🥳🎄
Here's a little teaser of what is coming soon.
Another Tuesday, and another successful Sandbox Toolbox event. 🧰🌨️
We had Elmo, from Mobi.Lab sharing his knowledge about the ins and outs Figma. 🎤
At the Sandbox we are committed to Design Thinking and interestingly the ideas that we use and teach are also used by leading companies in the industry.
Read on to find out about the similarities between Pipedrive, Velvet and Sandbox.
Design Thinking: Tools of the Titans What do Pipedrive, Velvet and Sandbox have in common? On the surface not much, but Design Thinking unites them all.
The Sandbox is hosting a delegation of representative from the City of Tartu. 😇✌️
The meeting is aimed at giving the representatives context about what we do at the Sandbox. With presentations from previous partner companies like ERM, and students this meeting will get the various departments in the city government to be able to provide problem statements to the future students at the Sandbox.
Are you asking the right questions? 🤔
Is the problem that you are solving the right one? ⁉️
This is what we discussed at the recent Toolbox event. 🧰
Led by Raik Ilves from Velvet, we learnt how asking the wrong questions can lead to disasters as in the case of Juicero, a failed startup trying to "solve" a non-existent problem.
Asking the right questions and leading with empathy was the center of the event, and Raik shared how the recruitment process of Velvet was changed by asking a newly hired employee to redesign the process.
All in all, we had a blast at the event. ✨
🚨 New Toolbox event alert!
It is almost time for our next toolbox event.
Join us this Tuesday to learn about asking the right questions and thinking about if we're solving the right problems. 🧩
We will be led by Raik Ilves from Velvet who will share the process of articulating the "What" and the "Why" of problem solving. 🤔
Raik Ilves is a creative technologist with experience in blending design, technology, and strategy. Over the years, he has worked as a specialist on various parts of the digital project lifecycle – UI/UX design, project management, coding, and technical leadership. Currently is leading and managing the digital department of Estonia's biggest design agency, Velvet.
Where: @Sandbox (Delta building, room no 3092)
When: 16.11.2021 (Tuesday), 16:00-18:00
Limited spots only. Register quick! 😉
👉 Sign up here: https://forms.gle/fTWs9QBGmFZBu7iTA
Event link: https://fb.me/e/2LrFrq2AE
PS: The event will happen in-person if the rules allow for it. We are prepared to move it online if needed.
Sandbox is a digital product innovation programme for master’s students at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu.
Within the programme, the students have a unique opportunity to engage in real-life challenges of companies, enhancing professional skills and delivering value at the same time. The students collaborate directly with partner companies to generate innovative ideas, as well as prototype and validate digital products.
The programme was initiated in order to develop and improve design thinking and product management at the University of Tartu. With these skills enhanced within the programme, future specialists will lead successful product management projects in Estonian companies.
The development of Sandbox programme started back in 2018, and on February 27, 2020, we have opened Sandbox space, home to the programme. Sandbox is located at the Delta Centre of the University of Tartu, the most modern centre of digital technology, analytical and economic thought in the Nordic region.
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Established at EMÜ Chair of Landscape Architecture our seminars bring together scientists & specialists from different disciplines to talk about their work on the topic of landscapes We will have monthly seminars on different topics regarding landscape
Design Thinkers and Doers from the Estonian Academy of Arts Design Faculty and Tartu University's Delta Sandbox.
The project objective is to encourage teachers in schools to raise the efficiency of learning processes by adapting their teaching approaches to adult learner centered.
Üliõpilasesinduse ülesanne on üliõpilaste huvide esindamine. Üliõpilasesindajad osalevad ülikooli otsustuskogude töös, et teha ülikool paremaks.
Learning Estonian from pictures around. Feel free to propose your photos and translations. You will be mentioned as an author of the post. I am not a native speaker, so feel free to correct if you see mistake;)
Our aim is to sustainably impact political education in Estonia - among the natives as well as the international residents. We are planning on having several events on a variety of topics.
Teadusteatri meeskond pakub lõbusaid ja õpetlike etendusi ning töötubasid! Kutsu meid endale külla ning me garanteerime, et igavust te tundma ei saa ning loovat tegutsemist leidub igas vanuses huvilistele.
University of Tartu philosophy club is a student led club that is based in Tartu.
Juunika Koolitusel on üle 20 aasta koolitamiskogemust. Viimase kolme aasta jooksul oleme koolitanud enam kui 20000 inimest.
Griffin koolituskeskus asub Tartu südames emajõe ääres. Me koolitame nii eesti kui ka inglise keeles. Põhi suundadeks on ettevõtlus, turundus, arvutiõpe, disain, enesejuhtimine, keeleõpe ja sotsiaalsed oskused.
Nüüd on raamatukogu Facebookis! Leia Facebookist ka raamatukogu noortenurk; muusikaosakond ja seemneraamatukogu.
Eesti rahvaluulet koondav, koguv, uuriv ja tutvustav asutus Eesti Kirjandusmuuseumis. Võtame heameelega eesti kultuuri varasalve hoiule ka teie lood ja laulud!