“Design Ethnography: When observation turns to be business opportunities” Workshop
26 – 27 January 2013 / 10.30 – 17.00 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free admission /
Conducted in English

Adisorn Supawatanakul is Chicago-based Conifer Research’s Director who
transforms complex consumer data into innovative opportunities for clients
such as Steelcase, Samsung and McDonald’s. In this workshop, Adisorn will
give insights into the practice of how to apply ethnographic research for service
and/or experience design. Through a mix of case studies, demonstrations and
teamwork activities, participants will be analyzing research data from a previous
study on shopping, a semi-longitudinal ethnographic study (VDO records) focused
on shopping behavior across five product categories: auto, finance, technology,
retail goods and consumer packaging goods. 

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“iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography”
5 February – 24 March 2013 / 10.30 – 21.00 / TCDC Lobby / Free admission

See the unusual in the everyday through the eyes of 21 acclaimed street
photographers from around the world. Open in Thailand for the first time,
this UK exhibition is jointly presented by TCDC and British Council.

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“Bangkok: Street Photography Workshop
1 – 3 February 2013 / 10.00 – 19.00 / Auditorium, TCDC / 1,000 Baht Fee

“iN-PUBLiC” is a group of leading photographers working in streets and public
places from around the world. Join the group’s key members David Gibson and
Richard Bram for an overview of street photography and iN-PUBLiC works, and
shooting experience along with feedback and advice on Bangkok street

Apply now – 15 January 2013!

More information and how to apply

TCDC Digital Resource Application

TCDC now offers design and creativity resources in a convenient
iPad application format
. Stimulate your thought and get ready for the
new era where new idea and innovative thinking process becomes the key
to life-changing success.

Design for Flood” Exhibition
20 December 2012 – 27 January 2013 / 10.30 – 21.00 / TCDC Lobby / Free admission

A showcase of 10 prototypes from the “Design for Flood” project.

The “Design for Flood” project was a creative collaboration of designers initiated
by TCDC. Using “design thinking” as a framework, the project team developed a
human-centered design strategy and solution for coping with floods and organised
a contest to create sketch designs and prototype products from 10 design briefs.

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“Gift Idea 2012” Business Networking Event

“Universe of Gift” Showcase
13 December 2012 – 13 January 2013 / 10.30 – 21.00 / TCDC Lobby and
Workshop Space / Free Admission
80 selected participants in the Creative Gift Idea” online activity will get the
chance to showcase their best works: from gifts, souvenirs, to materials such as
paper, bags, packaging boxes, accessories.

“Sharpen Your Online Marketing Strategy” Talk and Workshop
12 January 2013 / 10.30 – 16.00 / Auditorium, TCDC / Free Admission /
Conducted in Thai only
This activity will be conducted by Krating Poonpol, previously Global Lead
Marketing Manager of Google Earth/Moon/Mars at Google headquarters in Silicon
Valley. Mr. Krating will reveal how to develop new business channel via internet
and social media.

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“Unmet Need” Exhibition
9 October 2012 – 31 January 2013 / 10.30 – 21.00 / TCDC Resource Center and
Material ConneXion Bangkok, TCDC / Free admission

Learn about the stories behind the ingenious products and services that have
become part of everyday life. From a humble beginning - an attempt to solve a
small problem, these innovations demonstrate the great opportunity that can
be explored from our daily life, but are either overlooked or too familiar to see.

Step back in time to see how small inventions made an impact on a large number
of people’s way of living, and testify that creativity can be a bottomless source of
interesting products and businesses.

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“Unmet Need” Talk
25 January 2013 / 13.00 – 17.30 / Auditorium and Material ConneXion Bangkok, TCDC /
Free Admission / Conducted in Thai only

This talk will focus on how design thinking and ever-progressing material technology
can turn the solutions to some small problems in our daily life into a world-changing
innovation and popular products.

“Construction Foam: Innovative Material in next Generation Building” Lecture
8 February 2013 / 13.00 – 17.00 / Auditorium and Material ConneXion Bangkok, TCDC /
Free Admission / Conducted in Thai only

Learn about the concept and development of foam as construction material
with three experts.

Visual Project@TCDC
2 – 31 January 2013 / 10:30 – 21:00 / Living Wallpaper and Kiosk / Free Admission

This January, TCDC presents four documentary films from Discovery Channel.
The films feature various sceneries, cultures and lifestyles of four countries from
four continents; China, Italy, Brazil and Australia, all of which are traveler’s
paradise where new experiences await.

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Creative Thailand (Free Thai language monthly magazine)

January issue “SEX: The Source of Creative Energy” is out now!

Read online or pick up at The Shop@TCDC (6th Fl., The Emporium),
Nai-In Bookstore, SE-ED, B2S, Chula Bookstore, etc.

“Always Prepare: Living with changes Book

The “Always Prepare: Living with changes” exhibition catalogue explores how
we can prepare for the unexpected by reflecting on Thailand’s experiences with
floods in 2011 and Japan’s Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. Also included are
interviews from experts in related fields such as engineering, urban architecture
and environment, who expressed their views in key topics such as living with flood
from the perspective of land and water, economy, ways of livings, design, individual preparation and the future of the river basin.

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Permanent Exhibition: "What is Design?"
Ongoing / 10.30 – 21.00 / Gallery 1, TCDC / Free Admission

Find out how 10 world's leading countries interpreted their cultural uniqueness
into 20th century industrial design. And explore the "genius loci" of industrial
design in Thailand.

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Material ConneXion Bangkok now opens to all TCDC members!
Ongoing / 10.30 – 21.00 / Material ConneXion Bangkok / Free Admission

Asia’s first innovative design materials library now offers all TCDC members the
chance to explore materials used by leading international designers. Find your
inspiration from over 7,000 material samples from around the world today.

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Barcode Scanner Service for Platinum Members

Material ConneXion Bangkok now provides "Barcode Scanner Program" service
to help you easily organize your materials. The Barcode Scanner Program is
exclusively available to TCDC Platinum members who have access to Material
ConneXion’s online database.

For more information, please contact Material ConneXion Bangkok
Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 225.

TCDC Creative Kit

Exercise your creative muscle with TCDC Creative Kit, a fun and easy way to
kick-start your imagination and develop your creative thinking skill. Take your
imagination for a ride with Design Dice and Flip & Find games.

For more information please contact information counter or
02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

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Introducing the New Online Material Database

Material ConneXion has developed the new online material database applications
and added many great features exclusively for Platinum members; get unlimited
access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and
manufacturer contact information which can answer to your material related

To access the new online database, please visit

Non-members can see detailed information of the materials in the database at http://dwell.materialconnexion.com

View TCDC's Past Exhibitions Online

Explore an online version of TCDC's past exhibitions, where you can view both
domestically and internationally acclaimed design work combined with detailed
descriptions of their concept and design.

Read Online

For more information, please call TCDC Information Counter, tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214.

TCDC reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice.

TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center)
6th Floor The Emporium Shopping Complex 622 Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Mondays), 10.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 2 664 8448 Fax: (66) 2 664 8458

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