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Cut the Cause!

Cut the Cause!

Cut the Cause! Michalina Fidos  2023   In a welfare society, members thrive without security threats, which in the 21st century are mainly caused by crimes. Criminality, as a wicked problem, shapes and impacts the reality we live in. It is a social and complex...

Workshop at KISD

Workshop at KISD

Professor Birger Sevaldson was invited to Cologne in April 2023 to run a 4 day gigamapping workshop at KISD, Köln International School of Design, together with Professor Philipp Heidkamp. A most enjoyable experience with an international group of students of both the...

RSD12 Call for contribution

RSD12 Call for contribution

RSD12 is distributed in a number of hubs and goes both real-life and remote. Stay tuned to rsdsymposium.org to learn moreRSD12 Symposium: Entangled in Emergence RSD12-ONLINE + RSD12-HUBSORGANISED BY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, USA OCTOBER 6-20, 2023  

NEW RESEARCH GROUP AT OSLOMET AND PHD-ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW RESEARCH GROUP AT OSLOMET AND PHD-ANNOUNCEMENTS

by Ingelin Mari ÅmoWe have finally launched the research group Systemic Design and Sustainability, which is organised through the Department of Product Design at OsloMet. Among the participants in the research group, we have PhD students, master's students, and...

Designing Complexity book nominated

Designing Complexity book nominated

The "Designing Complexity" book has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 Common Ground Research Networks Publishers Prize.The annual Publishers Prize recognizes authors and series editors of exceptional books that were published within the last year by Common...

Christopher Alexander and Systemic Design

Christopher Alexander and Systemic Design

Christopher Alexander and Systemic Design by Hans Kaspar Hugentobler Original text for Systemsorienteddesign.net 2nd March 2023.Featured image by Jonathan Player for The New York TimesChristopher Alexander was a prominent figure in the fields of architecture and...

Playing with Real World Labs

Playing with Real World Labs

By Tabea Glahs and Maria Nørregaard Tabea Glahs and Maria Nørregaard are students at the SOD executive master program while working with service design in Oslo Municipality. Here they report on experiments with a more playful approach to Real-World Labs.Playing with...

Seminar on the book “Designing Complexity”

Seminar on the book “Designing Complexity”

DOGA invites to a seminar about the book "Designing Complexity" by Birger Sevaldson. The seminar will be live at DOGA. The author and a group of practitioners with experience from application of systemic design will speak.  You need to register to the event by...

Onboarding

Onboarding

Onboarding new employees is a long-lasting process. It takes one to three years for a new employee to get fully integrated with a new work environment, to know colleagues, learn the culture and understand the structure; in short, be an integrated part of the system....

New SOD students

New SOD students

Today the new generation of master's students, studying Systems Oriented Design, started their first day of the executive master's course at AHO. They will work with us over three years towards their final master's thesis. We are very excited about this new and big...

Systemic design meets rituals

Systemic design meets rituals

Fantastic lecture by ass. Professor Ted MAthews on rituals in life and in design. This resulted in a very interresting cross over between systemic design and rituals. How are rituals drivers in social systems? Ted finalised his PhD at the Oslo School of Architecture...

Book Launch experience

Book Launch experience

We had a wonderful day with the book launch of Birger Sevaldsons book Designing Complexity: The Methodology and Practice of Systems Oriented Design.Approximately 100 people were present either in the gallery of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design or on ZOOM....

Book Launch

Book Launch

The book "Designing Complexity" will be presented and launched at the gallery of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design on Friday the 20th of January. See the program below. Here is the zoom link: https://aho.zoom.us/j/68900199973  You are most welcome.

Two different approaches

Two different approaches

Two outstanding master's theses from the outer edges of SOD. They are diametrically different and excellent in each way. The first one, Lieke van Raan, is technical, diving into a large number of details needed to achieve what is the intention: Changing the denim...

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.

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....