Systems Oriented Design
— The designerly way to work with systems
Gigamapping is part of the systems oriented framework
The term gigamapping was introduced in 2009 by Birger Sevaldson in the context of the 2009 SOD design studio at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. In that studio, the designerly mapping techniques that were used before already from 2006 and onward were developed to a new level of complexity.
Design thinking and design practice are potentially very powerful approaches to deal with super complexity
The world is rapidly changing, and the need to stay ahead of changes increases the complexity of the design process. Systems oriented design addresses these problems by developing systems thinking in design practice with concepts, techniques and methods developed by and for designers. Systems oriented design helps designers become better at dealing with complex problems. Complex problems are described as problem fields, networks of problems, wicked problems and problematiques.
Designing Complexity: The Methodology and Practice of Systems Oriented Design
by Birger Sevaldson
This book changes the way you think about designing. Instead of simplifying embrace richness. Instead of controlling you learn to live with uncertainty.
SOD is a living and adaptable methodology. Though it is based on design thinking and design methodology, it is easily adapted and applied by anybody who is working with complex change processes.
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StimuLab was initiated by the Norwegian government in 2016 and is a collaboration between Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) and the Norwegian Digitalization Agency. It has adopted an experimental approach in its development and has continuously evolved in line with needs and ongoing evaluations.
The Methodology and Practice of Systems Oriented Design – Birger Sevaldson’s book for designers in the widest sense, including any individual or organisation that is involved in change processes.
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...
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.
The new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) series by Systemic Design Labs ⎟ETH Zurich entitled “Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems” hybridizes sustainability science, systemic design and transformative action. It provides worldviews, tools, illustrations and...
[Photo: Maja Nilsen Stende] The Department of Product Design at OsloMet offers a continuing education course in Practice Oriented Systemic Design in the spring semester of 2022 (10 ECTS, part-time). Are you a practitioner interested in working with change on a...
This course is an entire semester duration course with 24 ETCS. It is taught in English and is open to exchange students. The course runs in autumn every year.
The GK6 Introduction to Systems Oriented Design is a seven weeks, 12 ETCS course in the third year of the AHO bachelor program at AHO. The course is taught in Norwegian.Below is an example of the output of the course. The report is produced by five teams working on...
The next SDA Norway seminar is 9th September 14:00-16:00 on ZOOM. Cat Drew from the British Design Counsil is our guest presenting Beyond Net Zero, the British Design Council's new systemic framework You need to register to the event. Please join us...
Part-time Executive Master's Program To learn more about SOD and our new part-time executive master's program in Systems Oriented Design starting this autumn at Oslo School of Architecture and Design, join this free webinar: Time 20th Mai 15:00 - 16:30 CET (GMT+2)...
The third SDA-NO gathering will be Thursday 10th June 14:00 CET. Register here: https://doga.no/kalender/workshop-systemisk-design/
It’s official: RSD10 is November 3-6, 2021. Hosted by TU Delft, the symposium will be held in The Netherlands, and sessions will also be live-streamed. Updates are available on RSD10.org and RSDsymposium.org.
SOD Masters at AHO
This master’s program is part time with two modules every semester. Each module has two seminars of three days, one in Oslo on site and one digital. The program goes over three years.