A Sandpit is the name that we use to describe our facilitated creative problem solving service that brings people with a shared challenge or opportunity together to generate solutions using a creative, fun but structured environment.
For more information on the Sandpit Service contact:
Dr Jeremy Richards, Head of Innovation
Tel: 01326 370444
All Sandpits are unique. They may comprise a workshop lasting between 1/2- 3 days, be conducted on-line over an extended period, or use a combination of both environments.
‘The Sandpit’ is a purpose built creative thinking space within the AIR studio. Designed to help teams think differently and work at pace, it can accommodate up to 40 people but with our web-based collaboration software and web streaming system any number of participants can get involved.
The AIR Studio team can work with organisations to design a bespoke workshop and...
Our clients often find it valuable to view their challenges from a different perspective.
We will help you look at the current situation from different angles to make sure you really understand your challenge and to start you on the road to thinking of creative solutions. What does it feel like to be that marketing email that has just been deleted for the third time without...
Most challenges can be framed in terms of a question.
In the early phase of a Sandpit we will help you formulate the right question; one that provides clarity but that does not introduce assumptions about the possible solutions.
"How might we increase the profitability of X product"?
Maybe a more fruitful question than "How might we make our...
There is nothing like experiencing something first-hand in order to really understand an issue or to evaluate whether your new product or service idea is practicable.
An important dimension of the innovation process is 'making it real' - if you have a new product idea, how quickly can you hold a representative item in you hand. If it is a new service, how quickly can you act out...
As a specialist arts University we understand how to release people's creativity. Our facilitators help Sandpit clients make the most of their auditory, visual and kinaesthetic thinking processes.
Current research suggests that up to 70% of the population prefer to think and remember things in visual terms. Whilst for some, moving to think is an absolute, be it pacing whilst on...
We believe that technology can enhance collaboration and creative problem solving if used appropriately. We use collaborative software and audio-visual hardware to ensure that :