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RSD11 Brighton

RSD11 Brighton

NORWAY DELEGATION 2022RSD11 was in Brighton this year from 12th to 16th October. It was a wonderful experience and we thank the organisers headed by Ben Sweeting from Brighton University. We were a large delegation from Norway with our executive master’s students and...

SOD Executive master (AHO)

SOD Executive master (AHO)

This experience-based master’s degree is part of AHO’s further education programme and provides insight into solving complex problems by combining systemic thinking with design thinking in an innovative form of design.

About Systems Oriented Design

About Systems Oriented Design

The main mission of SOD is to help designers to become better at dealing with very complex problems. Complex problems are described as problem fields, networks of problems, wicked problems and problematiques.

H-SEIF 1

H-SEIF 1

Externally financed R&D project (2017-2020) H-SEIF stands for Human Systems Engineering Innovation Framework. H-SEIF 1 was a research project aimed at developing new methods for human centred systems engineering.Illustration: H-SEIF project 2017About H-SEIF The...

SOD is open source

SOD is open source

If your project corresponds to all or most of the core parameters, you are welcome to reference it as a SOD project. We would appreciate it if you send us a reference to the project and material to publish on this website.

Students as Change Makers

Students as Change Makers

What demographic is currently underrepresented in Hemsedal, yet have high potential for stimulating change? Students! From bachelor to PhD to professional executive master levels, students can operate as regenerative weavers to connect cities and alpine communities....

Alpine-Urban Synergies

Alpine-Urban Synergies

Rural alpine communities like Hemsedal in Norway, are connected to urban areas like Oslo through historically dependent relationships. Urban areas have benefited from rural resources like water, food, raw materials and recreation while small ski towns like Hemsedal...

Living with the river

Living with the river

Hemsila is a river in Hemsedal a mountain community in Norway. How can we design with the Hemsila river as an asset, rather than a problem, to increase Hemsedal’s resilience and regenerative capacity? By celebrating the organic nature of the Hemsila river and its...

Systems Oriented Design in a Nutshell

Systems Oriented Design in a Nutshell

Systemic design is a pluralistic field of possibilities spanning from design practice and thinking to systems practice and thinking. SOD is a bit closer to design practice.

The Mind Shifts of SOD

The Mind Shifts of SOD

We need to make several small shifts in our understanding to truly grasp systems thinking in general and to start to become systemic designers.

Post SOD 2020

Post SOD 2020

Post SOD er en prosjektrapport utformet som en avis, og er resultatet av grunnkurset i Systemorientert Design (SOD), 3. året design (GK6) ved Design- og arkitekthøyskolen i Oslo (AHO). Prosjektet varte et halvt semester, og delte 30 elever inn i 6 grupper med 6...

Testimonials: SOD & Gigamapping

Testimonials: SOD & Gigamapping

SOD testimonial – Defne Sunguroglu Hensel, PhD fellow, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo For me, systems approach has been most significant as to providing a direction towards interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary design. More specifically I use it for...

Analyses Maps

Analyses Maps

These maps are demonstrating how mapping can be useful in registering and analysing information. This map shows an analyses of an interview of eight users of electrical vehicles. (Raoul Koreman, Suzanne Ofte Solås, Tord Stenstadvold, Helene Falstad, SOD bachelor...

Axial-relationship Map

Axial-relationship Map

Fire Safety: Product service systemA clearly structured map that builds an ordered model of the information. The structure imposes a strongly guided interpretation that provides for some advantages but also comes at a cost. The structure gives the shared picture a...

Comparative Map

Comparative Map

This "comparative map" compares two different businesses along a timeline with major operations. One company is in the upper half of the map, and the other is in the lower half of the map. The interesting issue here is how the map is easily navigated because of the...

Composite Maps

Composite Maps

Ship azimuth controlers for Kwant ControlsThis map consists of four different parts that are displayed together to help create a reading of the information from four different perspectives.– Cong Li, HIOA 2016

Evaluational Map

Evaluational Map

This map is made to evaluate the systemic impact of a long series of ideas in relation to a range of personas representing different customer types for a bank service. (Anna-Lisa Skoog and Beate Romslo, AHO 2014)Scroll over the image for details. Click to view the...