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 Holoslo Project by Marie Davidova 2006

This web communicates teaching and researching systems thinking in design practice at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). The concept of Systems Oriented Design is developed by Prof. Birger Sevaldson and collegues in the context of the OCEAN design research association and AHO. The main intention with this concept is to develop design proprietary skills, techniques and methods for systems thinking and systems practice in design.

If there is interrest to this theme the site will be developed into a more open and collective network web on the theme of systems thinking in design practice. Please contact me for input: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Co-operators

Here is a list with the companies and organizations we have been working with:

Long term collaboration

2012-  Attendo

2011-   Beyond Risør

2011-   Kwant Controls

2011-   RED

2011-    Ulstein Power and Control

2011-  The Performance Group

2010-  Norsk Designråd

 

Short term collaborations

2012  Legevakten Oslo

2012   Choice Hotels

2012  Husbanken

2012  Design uten Grenser

2011  VOSS

2011  UDI

2011  Elopac

2011  Medema

2011  Gjensidige

2011   Salto (Electrical Vehicle charging)

2011 Policy Support and UNIDIR

2010- The Performance Group

2010  Nettbuss

2010  Øyafestivalen

2009  Miniøya

2008  Deichmanske library

 

Educational Institutions

Chalmers Institute of Technology

OCADU Toronto

The University College of Oslo and Akershus

Estonian Institute of Technology

National Academi of Art and Design, Oslo

KTH Stockholm

University College of Ålesund

Kolding School of Design

Syracuse School of Architecture

Teaching Staff

Teaching staff Systems Oriented Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design

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Birger Sevaldson

Birger Sevaldson is professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He is chairman of the OCEAN design research association. He is trained as an interior architect and furniture designer and he has been practicing in various fields of design, including architecture and interior design, furniture design, industrial design and art based projects. He has a PhD in creative design computing and has been researching systems thinking in design for the last ten years. He is central in the development of Systems Oriented Design and his research focus is to develop systems oriented design thinking and practice for meeting the increased challenges of globalisation and the need for sustainability.  He publishes in various themes including Systems Oriented Design, creativity,  and research by design. Birger is member of the council of the Design Research Society.

http://www.birger-sevaldson.no/

http://www.ocean-designresearch.net

 

 Linda Blaasvær

Linda Blaasvær is an designer with a master degree from AHO in systems oriented design. She is a lecturer in systems oriented design at AHO.

 

Manuela Aguirre

Manuela Aguirre is a PhD fellow at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design researching the role of Systems and Service Oriented Design in the Public Sector.  She is also dedicated part-time to the Systems Oriented Design course this fall semester 2013.  Before starting her PhD studies, Manuela was working in the intersection between health care and design thinking at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  As a service designer within Mayo Clinic´s Center for Innovation´s group, she worked on a diverse range of projects, spanning from practice redesign, experimenting with different outpatient care models to visioning activities with Mayo Clinic leadership on defining what is the future of Connected Care – and how will Mayo Clinic position itself in that new space.

Manuela has participated in the Global Service Jam twice, first by being a “jammer” in Oslo and then by co-hosting the Twin Cities first Global Service Jam in 2013.

Coming from an integrated design background, Manuela has progressively been more engaged in the Design for Social Innovation work and researching minority social groups.  Her Master Thesis, Designing for Dignity, done in collaboration with Jan Kristian Strømsnes, addressed the needs of a Sexual Assault Survivor (SAS) throughout their medical and legal care, by designing a holistic spectrum of system interventions.  In 2013, Designing for Dignity received the Young Talent Award given by the Norwegian Design Council and the Core77 Service Design Student Runner-Up recognition

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Adrian Paulsen

Born 1986, Oslo, Norway. Adrian has originally an artistically oriented education and background. In 2010 he graduated with a Master of Design from Oslo School of Architecture and Design. In his master study he exchanged for one year to TAIK, Aalto University, Helsinki. His design interest and projects span from basic products and services to conceptual thinking and systems oriented design on topics of all scales. He is working as an assistant teacher and research assistant at the Systems Oriented Design master’s course and research project, at AHO besides working as a freelance designer with a wide variety of partners. Adrian is particularly interested in the topic of oil spill response, a topic in which he has done several projects, Including his system-oriented diploma assignment "Clean up our act or clean up after our acting (2010)."

 

 
 

For Organisations

 

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We engage with organisations in several ways:

Collaboration with companies in the Master studios at Oslo School of Architecture. Organisations serve as test cases for the students. The gain for the organisation is experience with systems oriented design, a deep analyses of the organisations as a system and development of possible new concepts.

Organisations as partners in research projects. We seek organisations to develop research projects with external and internal funding to develop systems oriented design further. The organisations will gain from a long term targeted collaboration

Test-run. we offer a two day test-run in the form of a workshop were we work together on real problems while introducing the basic concepts of systems oriented design.

Please contact Birger Sevaldson for more information:

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+47 9118 9544

Core Group

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Birger Sevaldson

Birger Sevaldson is professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He is member of the OCEAN design research association. He is trained as an interior architect and furniture designer and he has been practicing in various fields of design, including architecture and interior design, furniture design, industrial design and art based projects. He has a PhD in creative design computing and has been researching systems thinking in design for the last ten years. He is central in the development of Systems Oriented Design and his research focus is to develop systems oriented design thinking and practice for meeting the increased challenges of globalisation and the need for sustainability.  He publishes in various themes including Systems Oriented Design, creativity,  and research by design.

Birger Sevaldson has founded this website and he has coined the term Systems Oriented Design and leads the development of this research area at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

http://www.birger-sevaldson.no/

http://www.ocean-designresearch.net

 

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 Michael Hensel

Michael U. Hensel is an architect, researcher and writer. He is Professor for Research by Design at AHO – the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, founding member and secretary of OCEAN Research and Design Network reg. Association, board member of BIONIS – the Biomimetics Network for Industrial Sustainability, editorial board member of AD Wiley and JBE – Journal for Bionic Engineering (Elsevier Scientific Press). He has published, lectured, taught and exhibited world-wide.

Michael Hensel is a long term collaborator on the development of Systems Oriented Design within the context of OCEAN and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

 

 

 

 

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Peter Jones

Dr. Jones is associate professor at Toronto's OCAD University, where he is a senior fellow of the Strategic Innovation Lab and teaches in the Strategic Foresight and Innovation graduate program. He is managing partner of Dialogic Design International, an organizational and strategic design consultancy he founded in 2007. Peter is a board member of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, the organization founded by Dr. Aleco Christakis, which promotes the practice and science of dialogic design for democratic, collaborative action for socially complex problem systems. He started and facilitates the Toronto-based educational and consultative community of practice known as Design with Dialogue.

Peter also founded and leads Redesign, Inc. an innovation research company now based in Toronto. Redesign conducts ethnographic and design research to guide innovations consistent with advancing systemic change in organizations, social systems and markets. Peter has designed leading information resources used in scientific, legal, and medical practice, and conducts ethnographic and design research to help people understand the impact of innovations that will impact these fields and change practice.

Peter's books, papers and online work are listed at designdialogues.com. He maintains active communities and resources at:

designforcare.com Healthcare design book community designwithdialogue.com Online community for DwD practice globalagoras.org Agoras Institute site transformationdialogues.com Online community for Structured Dialogic Design practice

Twitter: @redesign @globalagoras @designforcare

 

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Harold Nelson

Dr. Harold Nelson is a visiting scholar in the School of Computer Science at the University of Montana. He was the 2009-2010 Nierenberg Distinguished Professor of Design in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He was an affiliated Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington and has recently worked in research for the NSF funded center for Learning in Informal and Formal Environments at the University of Washington, Stanford University and SRI.

He is a past-president and a trustee of the International Society for Systems Science. For over twelve years Dr. Nelson was the head of the Graduate Programs in Whole Systems Design at Antioch University. He is also the co-founding Director and President of the Advanced Design Institute, a not-for-profit. He is the owner of the design consulting firm, Harold Nelson, LLC. A licensed architect in California, Dr. Nelson worked for several years as an assistant regional architect for Region Five of the U.S. Forest Service.

As a consultant, Dr. Nelson has worked with a variety of organizations, including: non-profits and corporations, state and federal agencies, international governments, and the United Nations, and continues to work as an educator, consultant, and researcher in the field of organizational systems design where he brings both design thinking and systems science to the study of organizations and innovation.

Dr. Nelson received his Ph.D. in Social Systems Design, graduating with distinction, from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Master of Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Montana State University. Dr. Nelson studied architecture at the Technical University in Helsinki, Finland where in addition he studied ceramic design at the Athenaeum Fine Arts Academy.

In 2004, “The Design Way: Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World; Foundations and Fundamentals of Design Competence”, a book co-authored with Dr. Erik Stolterman, received the Outstanding Book of the Year award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alex Ryan

Since 2008, Dr. Alex Ryan has been an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and is a recipient of the firm’s highest honor, the Values In Practice award. Dr. Ryan currently leads the theory hub for Booz Allen’s Center for the Application of Design. He has taught operational and strategic design at the U.S. School of Advanced Military Studies as well as with a range of civilian and military clients, from the Government of Alberta to U.S. Special Operations Command. Dr. Ryan also has 9 years’ experience as a complex systems scientist with Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation. His dissertation in applied mathematics advanced a multidisciplinary approach to complex systems design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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