Book review by Svein Gunnar Kjode – When asked about the book by colleagues and fellow practitioners, I repeatedly find myself stating that “this is currently the state of the art for anyone seeking to expand their designerly approach to systemic practice.”
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Books & Other Publications
Book: Designing Complexity
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.
SODpost 3 2022
This is the third publication after the bachelor course GK6 at the Institute of Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The theme and case is the food system of Norway. The students did desktop research and fieldwork and engaged with...
PhD Thesis: Inside Healthcare Design Labs
PhD thesis by Jonathan Romm, AHO 2021Over the past two decades there has been a rise in using service design within healthcare and service design has been identified as particularly appropriate to support adaptations and innovations in the healthcare context through...
Master Thesis: Løft Blikket
Løft Blikket A masters thesis by Einar Lukerstuen 2021 Advisors: Haydn Evans, Josina Vink and Birger Sevaldson The project lies at the intersection between service- and system-oriented design. Thesis in Norwegian.WHAT: Lift your eyes is a design project that explores...
Booklet: Complex systems
This booklet talks about breaking silos in organisations and across disciplines.
SODpost 2 2021
SODpost 2021 is a futuristic project containing the work of a third year bachelor cohort at AHO 2021. The students worked in several groups independently but combined their work into a report, SODpost 2021. The report displays a future narrative looking forward to...
Journal: Touchpoint, Systems Thinking in Service Design
The Service Design Network just published the long-awaited issue on systems thinking in service design
PHD THESIS: A SYSTEMS DESIGN APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
A SYSTEMS DESIGN APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Doctoral thesis at TU Delft, defended February 2020Jairo da Costa Junior A common approach to deal with a complex problem is to simplify it. Alternatively, this research aims to provide a novel approach to handle...
Master thesis: Panacea Food Lab
Master Thesis by Zijun Lin 2020 Panacea Food Lab is a service and systems oriented design diploma that explores healthy diets and food system sustainability in China.Nowadays, China's food system faces significant challenges in the context of rapid urbanization,...
PHD THESIS: Transforming Public Organizations
Doctoral Thesis by Manuela Aguirre Ulloa This thesis explores how public sector organizations introduce new ways of working, such as co-design methods and mindsets, and examines the interactions between emerging co-designing cultures and dominant public sector...
Report: SODpost 1
Post SOD is a project report designed as a newspaper and is the result of the basic SOD course, 3rd-year design at AHO.
Master thesis: Alternatives within Housing
This is an exploratory project that reframes the housing problem and reimagines the system in the near future – one where the focus of our housing system has moved away from supporting wealth-building to supporting long-term well-being.
PhD Thesis: In/Visible
Service design has been hailed for its ability to drive innovation and transformation. As a result, there are growing investments in service design by organizations, governments, and communities around the globe. However, the popular narrative of successfully crafting...
Report: Gentrification 2.0
This is a discursive project which uses a systemic approach to analyse and propose a feasible service concept with a flipped status quo. In the long term, the ‘service concept’ seeks to reduce the negative systemic effects and reinforce the egalitarian Norwegian domestic culture through improved living conditions.
PhD Thesis: Systemic Design in Complex Contexts
Sigrun Lurås 2018 In recent years designers seem to increasingly be engaged in projects for complex, high-risk domains. Yet, little research has been conducted that addresses how designers experience such projects, what kinds of challenges they face, and how they may...
Journal: Formademisk, Relating Systems Thinking & Design
RSD Special Issue. SDA members Marie Davidova and Ben Sweeting, with Birger Sevaldson, co-edited two special issues of Form Akademisk with ten papers developed from the proceedings of RSD6 and RSD7.
Master Thesis: @ Home in Transition
@HOME in transition Encouraging asylum seekers towards more self-driven approaches to navigate the unknown they are surrounded with. Niloufar Gharavi firstname.lastname@example.org Melina Hozhabri Melina.email@example.com Main Supervisors: Linda Blaasvær, Birger Sevaldson...
PhD Thesis: Convergence
COnvergence: Material adaptation and informatics in architecture PhD thesis, Defne Sunguroglu Hensel 2017Adaptive design is an architectural process by which available materials and local environments are adapted to changing design requirements. In traditional...
PhD Thesis: Wood as a Primary Medium to Eco‐Systemic Performance
Wood as a Primary Medium to Eco‐Systemic Performance:A Case Study in Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance Doctoral Thesis by Marie DavidováPrague, 2017Czech Technical University in Prague – Faculty of Architecture MOLAB Department Supervisor: doc. Ing. arch....
Report: A Bridge Between People
Designing for the emergence of new connections between elderlies & youth
Booklet:Practicing Systems Oriented Design
This booklet attempts to share the experiences of Halogen, an Oslo-based design firm with complex design practice and practice research using systemic approaches in design.
The SOD Picture Book
The SOD Picture Book is an unfinished book project that collects AHO master’s projects from 2008-2012.
A selection of SOD-related papers
A selection of papers from the environment in and around SOD.