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.


Sigrun Lurås and Birger Sevaldson present at RINA, 28th March 2012

27th March 2012: The Royal Institution of Naval ARCHITECTS, the Systems engineering conference, 28-29 March 2012, RINA HQ, London, UK.

Sigrun Lurås presents a paper that amongst others compares S.O.D. with Systems Engineering.

Lurås, S. A different Systems Approach to Designing for Sensemaking on the Vessel Bridge. in Systems Engineering in Ship and Offshore Design Conference. 2012. London: Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

Birger Sevaldson presents a paper he co-authored with co-teacher Adrian Paulsen and master students Maren Moe Stokke, Kathinka Magnus and Jan Kristian Strømsnes. 

The paper: B. Sevaldson, A. Paulsen, M. Stokke, K. Magnus,J. Strømsnes, (2012) Systems Oriented Design in Maritime Design. in Systems Engineering in Ship and Offshore Design Conference. 2012. London: Royal Institute of Naval Architects. 


Birger Sevaldson lecturing at ARCHIP - 19 April 2012

Birger Sevaldson will give a guest lecture at ARCHIP in Prague 19th April 2012.

The title of the lecture is: From Radical Design Experiments to Design for Complexity: The Emergence of Systems Oriented Design.

S.O.D. workshop at OCADU, February 2012

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1st feb 2012: Birger Sevaldson had a one day workshop and two lectures at OCADU Toronto 1st and 2nd February.

He gave a lecture about resent discussions in design research and a lecture about Systems Oriented Design.

GIGA-mapping workshop at Chalmers

18. January 2012 Birger Sevaldson led a GIGA-mapping Workshop at Chalmers, Department for Architecture and Planning.

Systems Oriented Design for the Built Environment

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The book Design Innovation for the Built Environment launched in February 2012

'Design Innovation for the Built Environment - Research by Design and the Renovation of Practice' edited by Michael Hensel and published by Routledge has been launched.

Birger Sevaldson contributed with one chapter in the book with the title Systems Oriented Design for the Built Environment.

The book features chapters by David Leatherbarrow, Christopher Hight, Halina Dunin-Woyseth and Fredrik Nilsson, Mark Burry, Hidetoshi Ohno and Bruno Peeters, Inger Lise Syversen, Defne Suguroglu Hensel, Jeffrey Turko, Birger Sevaldson, Julian Vincent, Siv Stangland and Richard Kropf (Helen & Hard), Eva Castro and Alfredo Ramirez (GroundLab) Andrew Morrison and Henry Mainsah, Einar Sneve Martinussen, and Michael Hensel.

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