The main mission of Systems Oriented Design is to build the designers own interpretation and implementation of systems thinking so that systems thinking can fully benefit from design thinking and practice and so that design thinking and practice can fully benefit from systems thinking.
Following two years in Canada, join us this year in Oslo as RSD returns to its home location for the RSD6 Symposium. The call for participation for the symposium is now open and we look forward to contributions (research, practice cases, design artifacts, new business models) that enable our research and practice communities to learn and collaborate toward purposeful outcomes.
Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing Together
Our theme this year encompasses the contexts for flourishing in democratic societies, and exploring the opportunities for systemic design in:
Democratic participation and policy innovation
Strongly sustainable business innovation
Design of architectures, settlements and built environments
We invite contributions to systemic design for:
Social impact in flourishing and change programs
Health and population wellness
Ecological design and bioregion development
Human-scaled and regional economies
Sociotechnical and technological systems
Other themes in Systemic Design
Call for AbstractsDeadline April 15th, unrestricted format, extended abstract between 500 to 1000 words.
This autumn we started our first Design for Democracy course!
We (or let us say the students) are well on their way after a week of boot camp in Tønsberg, a small town south of Oslo. The municipality of Tønsberg is our main partner and the aim of the project is to develop better deliberative processes in the context of city planning.
The boot camp also contained a boat trip when moving the boat to the center to function as living quarters for some of the students. Bonding and socializing is part of a living democracy based on dialogue.
To see the course description follow this link >>>>>
And yes, we intend to do more and something much bigger in that direction in the future. Stay tuned...
Design for democracy is nothing new: To get a wonderful intro watch this lecture by Victor Margolin
Great interrest for the AHO / SOD corner of the innovation summit expo at HBV (University College of South East Norway) at their campus in Kongsberg, one of the technological hubs in Norway. The summit was attended by prominent participant from companies, academic, amongst them Larry Leifner from Stanford D-School.