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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Article on systems thinking

Follow the link below to an article by Don Norman called:

Systems Thinking: A Product is More Than the Product.

Interesting argumentation and examples that is in line with what we are trying to achieve. Yet the argument on the product being also a service is not new and we should refer to Ezio Manzini, Carlo Vezzoli and others when discussing PSS (Product-Service Systems) as a way of understanding more systemic aspects of products and especially linking this to sustainability. Here are two references:

Manzini E., Vezzoli C., Clark G. (2001) Product-Service Systems. Using an Existing Concept as a New Approach to Sustainability, J. of Design Research 2001 - Vol. 1, No.2

C Van Halen, C Vezzoli, R Wimmer (2005) Methodology for Product Service System Innovation: How to develop clean, clever and competitive strategies in companies 

New paper on sustainability

Systems Oriented Design and Sustainability
Birger Sevaldson, Michael Hensel, Björn Frostell
Was presented at the LeNS conference in Bangalore, 29th September.

Go to Research / Publications in the menu to the left, to find out more or read more below

New paper presented at NES2010

A new paper written by Birger Sevaldson and Tom Vavik was presented at the Nordic Ergonomic Society conference in Stavanger NES2010 Proactive Ergonomics 6th to 8th September:

"Exploring Relations Between Ergonomics and Systems Oriented Design"

www.nordiskergonomi.org

 

RECYCLOMAT at the PSTEREO festival

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The RECYCLOMAT was shown at the PSTEREO festival, 20-21. august in Trondheim

www.pstereo.no

 

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