Systems Oriented Design

The designerly way to work with systems

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.


S.O.D. students win prices


09. February 2012:  The semesters at AHO are always ended with the exhibition AHO Works including the nomination of projects for different prices given by sponsors and decided by an external jury. This time six prices where given.

The S.O.D. studio and 12 of the students in four projects won four of the prices.

Price for interaction design
Sponsor: Making Waves
Winner: Jan Kristian Strømsnes
Project: Kwant Controls/Nautical controls for the future

Price for innovative user centered design
Sponsor: Creuna
Winners: Rebecca Riordan Larsen, Linn-Hege Øverstad og Ulrikke Pedersen
Project: Beyond Risør / The future is fiction

Price for sustainable design
Sponsor: Franzefoss
Winners: The Salto team: Stian Normann Andersen, Julian Kristoffer Guribye, Wanxi Li, Wei Zhang, Christian von Hanno.
Project: Salto / Quick charging solutions for EV`s

Price for complexity and a holistic approach to design
Sponsor: Norske Industridesignere – NID
Winners: Manuela Aguirre Ulloa, Renata Mikalauskaite og Linda Blaasvær

The projects of the autumn semester will be published on this site soon.

Report from the workshop in Tallin

15.January 2012: Here is the link to the intrevjew made at our stay in Tallin at the Design & Engineering Joint master program of Tallin University of Technology and the Estonian Academy of Arts

Workshop Systems Oriented Design 17-21 October, >>>>>>

Happy Partners

BR workshop

From one of the workshops in Risør 17th October.

21 st December 2011: Beyond Risør was one of our partners this autumn. Beyond Risør is a regional organization with intentions to reach out globally for the promotion of design. They collaborate with INDEX and the town of Risør is one of the INDEX partner cities. They are very happy about the result of the collaboration and the work by the students. The students were Marit Helgesen, Rebecca Riordan Larsen, Emilie S. Olsen, Ulrikke Pedersen, Linn-Hege Øverstad.
Beyond Risør published an article on the collaboration on their web page.

Follow the link here >>>>>


The final Exhibition



14th December 2011: The final exhibition of the S.O.D. studio was opened on tuesday the 13th December. The review and responces were very positive both from the jury and the partners.

More information and uploads of the projects will follow as soon as possible.



The deadline is coming closer


Friday 2nd December: 21 Master students working hard towards the deadline of the 12th December when we will have the final review. The students have worked with seven partners during this semester. The partners are UDI (The Norwegian Office for Immigration) , Beyond Risør (an organization for the promotion of design), Ulstein Power and Control (a sub-company of the shipyard Ulstein Group), Elopak (A big company in packaging) , The Policy Lab (an organization working with peace and security), Kwant Controls (a Dutch company producing ship steering systems), Salto AS (a new company working with quick charging systems for electrical vehicles).

The effort and progress has been very satisfactory and we are looking forward to the final results.



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