Welcome to our Community page!

This is the place where we communicate, announce events and workshops or
just show off our achievements and past projects.

We are building a local design thinking community at Sandbox. We focus on the local community of students, alumni and partners as well as international cooperation, which provides students with the opportunity to participate in global design and product development projects. We strive to create a shared understanding of how to spark and support innovation.

Sandbox Toolbox: Human Centered Product Development with Sabah Haider (20th of Sep)

The most successful products are the ones that deliver real value and joy to people. That requires companies to identify the unmet needs and opportunities in order to define the right products to build and then make sure they’re working effectively for users to meet their goals so smoothly that they’ll keep coming back. When products are built on assumptions or launched without being validated, the risk of failure is high, but the bigger risk is losing users.

This talk will focus on the role and value of user experience research as an integrated part of the product

Sandbox Toolbox: Lightning Decision Jam with Pärt Ojamaa (14th of March)

This March the 14th will see another Sandbox Toolbox event, this time focusing on how to make quick decisions in a digital design context.

  • What is a Lightning Decision Jam?

A lightning decision jam is a collaborative decision-making technique that aims to quickly gather input and make a decision on a relatively simple or low-stakes issue.
In a lightning decision jam, a group of people typically gather together in person or virtually to discuss the decision at hand. The facilitator of the session introduces the issue and sets a clear time limit for the group to reach a decision.

Sandbox in a Nutshell - opening event for the 2023 spring semester

Are you familiar with our Sandbox? Whether the answer is "yes" or "no", you are still very welcome to attend the Sandbox meet and info event "Sandbox in a Nutshell". We will talk about what this cozy creative hub tucked away in the Delta building is about and what exciting feats you can accomplish here.

The event will take place on the 2nd of February at 15pm at the Sandbox room on the third floor (room 3092). All students are welcome!

SANDBOX the first 5

The Sandbox team is welcoming you to our birthday celebrations
on the 26 & 27th of January 2023.

On the 26th of January, we will be at the Refresh conference. It is a product, UX-design, and front-end conference that provides fresh inspiration for creating better products on the web. You are of course very welcome to visit. Tickets and agenda.

On January 27, we will start the day with a workshop in Sandbox. More info coming soon!

And in the evening the big party starts!
18:00 - 18:30 - Gathering + welcome drinks
18:30 - 19:00 -

Sandbox Toolbox: Font Safari with Maria Laanelepp (26th of May)

Registration link: https://forms.gle/cfc2LBXKYgEarXbc7 (Limited spots only)

We will finish the season off with a bang. 🔥🔥

The manager of the Sandbox programme (aka the Sandboss) Maria will step on the stage herself. Font lover, Graphic Designer, Entrepreneur, and Educator in the design field. These are only a few keywords to describe her. At the Font Safari she will share her passion for typography. 🔎🕵️‍♂️

Fonts are no longer just for graphic designers - thanks to technology and all the devices we use. Fonts play a vital role in our everyday life. We all are under the influence of type.

Sandbox Toolbox: User Research with Helen Kokk (2nd of March)

We're happy to announce another Sandbox Toolbox event with Helen Kokk! Meet us in Zoom on the 2nd of March to learn how to conduct meaningful user research with your users. The workshop is going to be delivered by Helen Kokk, from OCCO.

All the workshops of the series are highly hands-on sessions, meaning that already during the workshop, you will have a chance to practice what you've learned.

Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/WXxNSRaHSU9rLitM7

Hurry, the places are limited!

NB. You'll receive the Zoom link a day before the event

Sandbox Toolbox: Figma 101 with Elmo Soomets (7th of Dec)

For the third time Sandbox Toolbox is bringing Figma101 & Elmo Soomets to the stage! Figma is a web-based graphics editing and user interface design app. You can use it to do all kinds of graphic design work from wireframing websites, designing mobile app interfaces, prototyping designs, crafting social media posts, and everything in between.

Things you need for the workshop: Figma account

Elmo Soomets is the Design Team Lead @lab.mobi. He uses Figma on a daily basis and is going to share his know-how and experience with us.

Where: @Zoom
When: 7.12.2021, 16:00-18:00


Sandbox Toolbox: Are you solving the right problem? with Raik Ilves (Nov 16th)

This time we'll focus on defining the (right!) problems.

Before we start prototyping and testing our product we should understand and be able to articulate clearly the "What" and the "Why". How to narrow down to the core problem and choose well-defined goals with tools and methods like user personas, jobs to be done (JTBD), and design briefs.

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

Sandbox Toolbox: UX Writing with Maria Reile (Oct 19th)

Toolbox is back! This time we'll focus on UX writing.

What is UX Writing? Why is it important? How to write the copy for UX?

These are the questions Maria Reile will give an answer to.Maria Reile is a writing enthusiast who loves languages, enjoys writing various types of texts, is very fond of research, and just can’t wait for those few precious hours of free time to open another well-written book. She has a PhD in general linguistics and is currently working as a Research fellow in experimental pragmatics at the University of Tartu as well as