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.


Great start at RSD5

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Great opening of the RSD5 Symposium in Toronto OCADU and MaRS Center with Paul Pangero, Alex Christakis, Maria Kakoulaki as keynote speakers.


Yesterday Marie Davidova and I facilitated a Gigamapping workshop with about 30 participants. 

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Design for Democracy

Tønsberg boat tripp

This autumn we started our first Design for Democracy course!

We (or let us say the students) are well on their way after a week of boot camp in Tønsberg, a small town south of Oslo. The municipality of Tønsberg is our main partner and the aim of the project is to develop better deliberative processes in the context of city planning.

The boot camp also contained a boat trip when moving the boat to the center to function as living quarters for some of the students. Bonding and socializing is part of a living democracy based on dialogue.

To see the course description follow this link >>>>>

And yes, we intend to do more and something much bigger in that direction in the future. Stay tuned...


Design for democracy is nothing new: To get a wonderful intro watch this lecture by Victor Margolin


Innovation Summit at HBV

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13th September 2016

Great interrest for the AHO / SOD corner of the innovation summit expo at HBV (University College of South East Norway) at their campus in Kongsberg, one of the technological hubs in Norway. The summit was attended by prominent participant from companies, academic, amongst them Larry Leifner from Stanford D-School.


RSD5 registration

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The registration for RSD5 13 - 15yh oct , Toronto canada is now open

Follow this link to register >>>>>

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