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.

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Risk Management

2nd October 2011: Magnus Bjelkerud had a lecture on the topic of Risk Management for the AHO master students. He especially emphazised the advantage of the GIGA-maps to identify hazards in a system.

 

Harold Nelson at AHO

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31st November 2011: Professor Harold Nelson visited the S.O.D. studio and gave a lecture and had a discussion with the students about their projects. Harold Nelson is one of the important scholars when it comes to systems thinking in design and it was a great pleasure to hear him lecture.

read more about Harold below

GIGA-mapping workshop in Tallin

30th October 2011: The 17th to 21st Oct we did run a GIGA-mapping workshop at the Technical University of Tallin, Estland at the design department. Twenty masters students, many international and with prior work experience, working with design for physical activity under the guidance of professor Martin Pärn participated. The feedback from the workshop was very good!

 

GIGA-mapping workshop in Kolding

 30th September 2011: In September we conducted a GIGA-mapping workshop at the Kolding School of Design in Denmark.

Within four days the students defined area of interrest. mapped out the "landscape" of this area and developed extensive mappings that were redesigned digitally.

 

Workshop by Professor Peter Jones

5th October 2011: Social systems design for complex services

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Professor Peter Jones from OCAD Toronto will lead a three days workshop this week.

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.

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