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.


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.

Please read more here: >>>>>

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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Norwegian Design Council

Winning project on TV2

2nd May 2013

The award winning project Design for Dignity in a Sexual Assoult Responce System was reported on by the Norwegian TV2

See the film here: >>>>>

Symposium Deadline is expanded

27th April 2013

The Deadline for abstract submission to the RSTD2 symposium is expanded to 15th May

We are looking forward to your contributions!

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SOD-projects win prices

27th April 2013

The first and the second price of the 2013 young talent award from the Norwegian Design Council was earned by two Systems Oriented Design projects.

First price was won by Manuela Aguirre and Jan Kristian Strømsnes with the project Designing for Dignity in a Sexual Violence Responce system.

The second price went to Jan Kristian Strømsnes for his project Nautical Controls for the Future.

The price announcements are here: >>>>>

Read more about the Dignity project here >>>>>

Read more about the Haptic controls project here >>>>>


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