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.


SOD studio price winners

The students from the 2013 autumn SOD studio won three out of six prices at the AHO WORKS AWARD!

Congratulations to the phantastic students! Your effort currage and stamina is essential for the development of systemic design.

Lillehammer Youth Olympics Project

The Oslo School of Arcitecture and Design: Sajedeh Ahi presented her system design thesis on the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games. The jury was impressed by her innovative approach and excellent presentation. We were there and shared the awesome moment - congrats Sajedeh!

Adrian Paulsen at TEDx

Tusday 27th August 2013




Adrian Paulsen who is a designer at HALOGEN and a former student of Service Design and Systems Oriented Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design is giving a TEDx talk in Stavanger

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To understand cultural differences

12th August 2013

 Linda Blaasværs master thesis project "Understanding Cultural Differences" got a price from Norsk Form The Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway.

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Unfortunately they have not translated this to their English site.


SOD used in strategic development of research commercialisation

The Norwegian Design Council, The Norwegian Research Council and Celerway have produced a video that showcases the application of SOD in the development of a strategy for the commercialisation of research results.




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