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 2017 About 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....
Synthesis Maps

Synthesis Maps

Synthesis maps integrate evidence and expertise in a visual narrative forknowledge translation and communication. Peter Jones & Jeremy Bowes Read paper about Synthesis Maps Rendering Systems Visible Students as Change Makers Oct 26, 2022 | Gigamap type: Synthesis...
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...
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.

Design for Health

Design for Health

Here you find projects related to health. Master Thesis: Løft Blikket Dec 1, 2021 | Books & Other Publications, Design for Health, Design for Society, Master's ProjectsLøft Blikket A masters thesis by Einar Lukerstuen 2021 Thesis in Norwegian.HVA: Løft blikket er...
Design for Industry

Design for Industry

Here you find projects relevant for business and industry. H-SEIF: Systems Engineering and SOD Nov 23, 2020 | Design for IndustryHere is a booklet that sums up four years of R&D in H-SEIF, a research project to develop new methods for human-centred systems...
Design for Society

Design for Society

Here you find projects with a societal perspective. You might also look at the Design for Democracy and Design for Planet sections, which are highly relevant to societal design. Design for Democracy Design for Planet StimuLab – Driving systemic design into Norway’s...
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...
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 system A 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...
Composite Maps

Composite Maps

Ship azimuth controlers for Kwant Controls This 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...
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...
Future Scenario Map

Future Scenario Map

Map showing a possible future scenario for robottic charching of electrical cars.   (Raoul Koreman, Suzanne Ofte Solås, Tord Stenstadvold, Helene Falstad, SOD bachelor studio 2017) Scroll over the image for details. Click to view the full-size image. Full-Size Image...
Image Maps

Image Maps

Image maps for complex processes Marie Davidova suggest using images instead of abstract symbols. The intention is to add a greater level of detajl, emotions and associations. The use of images will also support sense sharing. From a workshop at the University of...
Implementational Maps

Implementational Maps

Ideally, implementation is an integrated part of a systemic process from the beginning. If the whole system is understood well enough, implementation should go by itself or at least very easily. In reality, this is rarely the case. There are always things that are...