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...
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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 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
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”
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 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
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
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 exhibition
The book launch exhibition will be up until Monday the 6th February at AHO, Oslo
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....
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.
Hemsedal: More than Afterski Chenjing Zhang, Hoanan Sun, Yerin ChoThis project is a masters project from the autumn 2022. It is part of the continuing study on "How to create Hemsedal municipality's sustainable future". Hemsedal is a municipality in Norway, known as a...
Design Journeys Through Complex Systems
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.”
Rebalancing a Community
How to design processes for building civic agency and democracy by deep diving into Hemsedal’s current political and governance processes and policies regarding empowering citizens’ agency and participation in shaping the way Hemsedal develops?
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...
StimuLab – Driving systemic design into Norway’s public sector
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.
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.
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)
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.
MOOC: Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems (ETH)
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...
Practice Oriented Systemic Design (OsloMET)
[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...
Design for very complex systems (AHO)
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.
Introduction to Systems Oriented Design (AHO)
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...
Booklet: Complex systems
This booklet talks about breaking silos in organisations and across disciplines.
Cat Drew speaks at SDA Norway
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...
Changing Systems through Design Webinar
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)...
Third SDA-NO (Norway chapter) gathering
The third SDA-NO gathering will be Thursday 10th June 14:00 CET. Register here: https://doga.no/kalender/workshop-systemisk-design/
Journal: Touchpoint, Systems Thinking in Service Design
The Service Design Network just published the long-awaited issue on systems thinking in service 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.
National Institute of Design Exhibition
A beautiful virtual walk-through of the National Institute of Design campus in Ahmedabad, India.
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