Sandbox is more than a set of courses. We are building a community of (future) digital product managers and design thinkers

WHY JOIN?

Develop your digital product management skills at the master’s level

Understand the role and the importance of a product manager through real-life examples

Experience practical problem-based learning in collaboration with companies

Learn to cooperate with interdisciplinary students and grow your professional network through interactions with professional product managers

Earn credits that count towards the Practice Module or Internship in the curriculum

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT?

Not much!Quite much!How much do you want to know aboutdigital product management?How much more do you want to learn?I want to learn more advanced thingsI want to put my skills into practiseEverything!Digital Product ManagementMTAT.03.325&Human Computer InteractionLTAT.05.007Digital Product ManagementSeminarLTAT.05.022Digital Product ManagementIndustry ProjectLTAT.05.019Global Digital Innovation ProjectLTAT.05.024

COURSES

Digital Product Management Seminar

Course code: LTAT.05.022
Amount of credits: 3+3 ECTS
Schedule: Autumn and/or Spring semester
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Ever wondered what goes into building and managing great digital products? This course is designed to answer just that with a focus on examples from different companies and research papers.

Global Digital Innovation Project

Course code: LTAT.05.024
Amount of credits: 6 ECTS
Schedule: Autumn and Spring semester
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In the context of increasingly international companies and interdisciplinary teams even within companies, this course emulates the complex work environment that we are a part of. Sandbox, being a part of Design

Digital Product Management Industry Project

Course code: LTAT.05.019
Amount of credits: 6 ECTS
Schedule: Autumn and Spring semester
Prerequisites: LTAT.05.007: Human Computer Interaction
Recommended: MTAT.03.325 Software Product Management
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Final launch of the DPMIP course, Spring 2021

With a strong focus on industry collaboration, this project based

Software Product Management

Course code: MTAT.03.325
Amount of credits: 6 ECTS
Schedule: Autumn semester
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This course introduces a range of methods for managing software products. The course covers the entire life-cycle of software products, from identifying customer needs, the validation of initial ideas, the design of a financially

Human Computer Interaction

Course code: LTAT.05.007
Amount of credits: 6 ECTS
Schedule: Autumn semester
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With computers evolving from large mammoth machines, to literally fitting in the palm of our hands, the way in which we interact with them has also changed dramatically. Going from programming with punched cards,

DESIGN THINKING PROCESS

COMPLETED PROJECTS SHOWCASE

Partner company: City of Tartu

Course: Digital Product Management Industry Project
Team: Ülle, Anu, Tarmo, Laura
Semester: Spring 2021

The challenge: How to offer public services in a more accessible, personalized and convenient way for the users?

Team Tartu City created a prototype of the gateway to the city services by an example of leisure services for the elderly, that would be simple and easy to use for less tech-savvy user groups.

Partner company: SEB

Course: Digital Product Management Industry Project
Team: Elari, Katrin, Nino, Esther, Edvin
Semester: Spring 2021

The challenge: Find a way how to help its clients on the journey towards a green home.

During the course, Team SEB discovered that the biggest gap for customers was how to define a green home and the benefits it brings, for example if it is costly, or financially efficient. The team developed a solution that will address the awareness and understanding of green homes, while helping SEB’s clients make more environment friendly and financially wise decisions.

Partner company: Arvato FS IT Services Estonia

Course: Digital Product Management Industry Project
Team: Maria, Tobechi Michael, Mariam, Emilia, Norman
Semester: Spring 2021

The challenge: Redesign an in-house spreadsheet-based software access rights system.

Team Arvato proposed a role-based solution that is intuitive and easy, includes predefined software packages, simple add/remove features and change history export options.

Partner company: Pipedrive

Course: Digital Product Management Industry Project
Team: Mait, Sandra, Mario, Maria, Uko
Semester: Spring 2021

The challenge: Explore what possibilities are there to use natural language processing (NLP) technology in Pipedrive’s customer relation manager software to create additional value to their customers.

Team Pipedrive worked out a mobile friendly feature that uses NLP technology to read, interpret, categorize and react accordingly to emails.