Knowledge exchange and community engagement in research, impact evaluation. We work with researchers to develop collaborative engagement with communities and/or with the creative sector which is genuinely productive for communities, creative enterprises, researchers, policy-makers, and service developers. We use tools developed in the context of collaborative research to capture the more intangible impacts of successful innovation and seeds of longer-term social change which add value to ‘countable’ outputs or dissemination – because real and lasting positive change through design can be difficult to commodify.
Cultural translation: We are experienced at working across academic and professional disciplines, with creative industries, diverse communities, and in international contexts. We have developed considerable expertise in explaining complicated ideas clearly for a range of different audiences. We are also experienced in bringing together diverse participants with diverse cultures and skillsets whilst fostering effective communications and a collaborative atmosphere. We can also help with widening communications and research dissemination.
Qualitative research, anaylsis, and reporting: Data gathering, analysis and reporting. We also carry out feasibility studies, policy analysis, and other independent studies.
Workshop facilitation: Fossbox people have experience of workshop facilitation in a range of settings using a variety of people-centred approaches. We run workshops in universities, non-profits, with government and civil service, and arts spaces. Our methods are always open, inclusive, and interactive.
Organisational strategy and technology-supported transformation: We use human-centred approaches to promote collaborative working and CoPs or to facilitate successful remote collaboration.