We are specialists in open technology including web software, mapping, open data, and open design. We work with non-profits and other ethical organisations to find the simplest, most cost-effective solution – our software is designed by the people who will use it, with our expert help. We can help you raise your organisation's profile, launch new products and services, evaluate projects and services, map community resources and manage events, partnerships, consortia, membership and donor networks more effectively
Our consultancy helps commissioners, providers and communities work together to design collaborative and empowering services which make the best possible use of available resources. Fossbox has 10 years of experience of open design with non-profits. As pressure increases on the sector, we can help you move on from crisis management to a more positive, sustainable and people-centred response.
Research through design is a way to support communities to develop innovative solutions for particularly gnarly problems. Fossbox' consultants collaborate with academic design research specialists and other non-profit partners to explore wider problems in open innovation and sustainable community technology design. We have partnered with QMUL, the Open University, Brighton, Brunel, Sheffield Hallam, Kingston, Loughborough, Manchester, Vienna, Freiburg, Madrid, West of England and Nottingham Universities and with Flossie.org, Silent Cities, Glasshouse, Blackwood Foundation, Maiz and LASA on projects funded by the EU, Lottery and Research Councils UK including Technology & Social Action, Scaling Up Codesign, Self-Defence IT and Evaluating Intangible Legacies for AHRC Connected Communities.