CODE (Collaborative Development Unit, KMUTT city center, Thailand) is basically design collaborative unit established to enhance design learning with local entrepreneurs in efforts that covers, intersects and cross-over the design-related areas of research, strategy, branding, product and so on. Collaborative projects among multi-disciplinary teams members comprising of design professionals, academists and students and specialists, attempted to apply human-centered design approach in search for appropriate solutions for Thai product design industries from both private and public sectors.
Using design as a process to enable collaborative activity and learning, professor Pornthep Chatpinyakoop, director of CODE, proposes project-based learning with the new approach that is not limited to the conventional classroom learning environment, formal learning method, age, time, location, and methodology. Along with the delivery of design-related outcomes, ranging from consumers products such as electrical appliances, the factory assembly line to social design, CODE aims to create a broad range of knowledge sharing opportunities for all the participants in a project. The role of CODE is to identify, initiate and manage projects, and to provide a supportive framework within which participants will be able to make sense of their learning and put it to work to meet their own goals and aspirations.
Date and Time: November 1st, 2010 (Mon)
16:30-18:30 (The venue will be open from 16:15.)
Venue: 1F, 2 gokan Dept. Engineering, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
next to Matsumotoro Restaurant
Attendance: Up to 30 persons. Anyone can attend, free of charge.
We will receive the entries in order of arrival, and will confirm by email the acceptance of your sign-up within a few days.
If you have any questions regarding to the event or i.school, please contact us through the contact form, or just send an email to info＜at＞ischool.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp.
PORNTHEP CHATPINYAKOOP is recently the director of Collaborative Development Unit (CODE), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) City Center, Thailand. Previously, he was a Chair Person of Industrial Design Program, School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT, and a former director of Research and Design Services Center (REDEK), School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT.