Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2014
Defining the Future
1 – 31 August 2014
Open up a world of possibilities and opportunities
No one knows the future, but that does not mean we cannot design it.
“What if…” raises new questions that challenge what is going on today, based on an understanding of what went by in the past—in social, cultural or technological aspects, and open up new possibilities that lead to a better living quality and business opportunity.
Cast your mind back ten years ago when the internet was still tied to desktop computer. It was questions such as “What if the internet can be mobile?” that sparked new possibilities and let us now go online via mobile phones from anywhere at any time.
“What If…” is therefore, used by thinkers and designers as the starting tool to define a hypothesis in order to find solutions and develop products or services that best satisfy user needs.
But raising questions without the frame of knowledge is no different than trying to find a needle in a haystack.
CU 2014 “IF… Defining the Future” brings together the future analysts who play leading roles in the world of changes. And the change is happening so fast, in so many facets: from the way nature is evolving from human impact on our planet, to the relation between people, technology and space, or how insights can be gained from consumer behaviour to find out the underlying needs. Eight pioneering thinkers will share what is happening now and what are the possibilities, probabilities and potential of tomorrow. Their visions will provoke you to raise questions, analyse information and be prepared to build a better life, as well as open your perspective to future business opportunities.
30 – 31 August 2014 – Gallery 2, TCDC
9 visionaries will inspire you to question the present and create a better future.
28 – 29 August 2014 – Auditorium, TCDC
Get a hands-on experience with international experts
CREATIVE BUSINESS LAB
1 – 29 August 2014
A great chance to learn directly from 15 Thai creative industry experts. The intensive workshops will show you the trouble shooting tools used in creative businesses in 3 aspects:
• Business Workshop – Learn the first step a startup needs to take, how to get funding, marketing and retail management.
• Manufacturing and Materials Workshop – Introduce innovative materials and keep up with latest printing, packaging, 3D printing, and product and service innovations.
• Design Research Workshop – Focus on the research necessary for designers and service design.