Fully funded PhD

Fully funded PhD

  Want to join the Oslo SOD team? We are happy to announce a fully funded PhD possition in Systems Oriented design at AHO. You will be working closely to the SOD team at AHO and the Oslo environment. You must be willing to move to Oslo for the period of four...

SOD picture book

SOD picture book

Digging in the archive I found the old SOD picture book, a book that was never finished. It seems still worth being made accessible. It is a document of the early years of SOD. The book project was abandoned in 2010 for various reasons. Bear with the lack of...

Special Issue on Systemic Design from RSD7

Special Issue on Systemic Design from RSD7

The sixth special issue in the academic design research journal Formakademisk was launched. This FormAkademisk issue comprises articles developed from presentations at the seventh Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD7) symposium, held at Politecnico di Torino,...

Systems Engineering and SOD

Systems Engineering and SOD

H-SEIF BookletH-SEIF is a research project that aims at developing new methods for human-centred systems engineering. H-SEIF stands for Human Systems Engineering Framework. The project is initiated by the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) and Semcon. The...

Call for Action

Call for Action

Open Letter to the Design Community: Stand up for Democracy Ezio Manzini and Victor Margolin   Read more about our course and R&D on Design for Democracy here  >>>>>

Design for Democracy, Course Description

Systems Oriented Design: “Design for Democracy “ Scope: 24 ETCS Institute for Design Oslo School of Architecture and Design   Do you want to take this course? Please see www.aho.no for application. The course runs autumn 2017. Most likely it will be running...

Design for Democracy Tønsberg Seminar

Design for Democracy Tønsberg Seminar

  19th April We were arranging a seminar as a follow up for the municipality of Tønsberg. About 25 busy staff attended the seminar which we found wonderful. In the middle sits Cathrine Heisholt who has been following the project closely and Geir Viksand, director...

RSD5 – Systemic Design for Social Complexity

RSD5 – Systemic Design for Social Complexity

Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium Chair & Editor: Peter Jones, OCADU The RSD5 symposium took place October 14-15, 2016, at OCAD University and MaRS in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Systemic Design Research Network (SDRN)...

Design for Democracy, update

Design for Democracy, update

This autumn we started our first Design for Democracy course! We (or let us say the students) are well on their way after a week of boot camp in Tønsberg, a small town south of Oslo. The municipality of Tønsberg is our main partner and the aim of the project is to...

Innovation Summit at HBV

Innovation Summit at HBV

  13th September 2016 Great interrest for the AHO / SOD corner of the innovation summit expo at HBV (University College of South East Norway) at their campus in Kongsberg, one of the technological hubs in Norway. The summit was attended by prominent participant...

Workshop in Liberec

 From facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/events/493309347540753/We are having a nice time at a gigamapping workshop at the FUA TUL in Liberec, Czeck Republic Posted by Systems Oriented Design on Wednesday, 2 March 2016  

RSD5 OCADU TORONTO

RSD5 OCADU TORONTO

  Systemic Design for Social Complexity Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) SymposiumOCAD University      Toronto, Canada      October 13-15, 2016 The event is announced on www.systemic-design.net There...

Edmonton Action Lab Government Workshop

Edmonton Action Lab Government Workshop

   Workshop at the newly opened Action Lab with the government of Alberta in Edmonton, on my way home from RSD4. With Alex Ryan, Jess Mullan, Peter Jones, Mugendi M'Rithaa and the folks from Inward Forward. A most pleasant experience! Thanks to all the...

A Cautious Prometheus

 I recently was guided to Bruno Latour’s lecture from 2008: A Cautious Prometheus. The lecture is a brilliant description of design, its increased importance and saturation into the world, its promises and advantages and an interesting argument how it is in...

Systemic Design the Indian way

Systemic Design the Indian way

When generating the list of Gigamapping projects found on the net I came across this one. It is Systemic Design the Indian way, made by students of NID taught by Professor Praveen Nahar. I always found these projects top quality and very interesting. Click the image...

How to make toast

How to make toast

Tom Wujecs TED talk is right up our alley. He manages to explain systems thinking easily with the example of how to make a toast. Tom is a designer and Autodesk Fellow. In SOD we have a similar approach with the "Mapping Me" exercises in SOD. We all have schemata...

Gigamapping in India

Gigamapping in India

One of my students found this wonderful project on the web   >>>>>> . It is great to see that the concept of Gigamapping is adopted and adapted by others, in this case a group of students in India obviously guided by the...

Workshop at Chalmers-2015

  Every January i get a friendly invitation from professor Jaan-Henrik Kain at Chalmers School of Architecture in Gothenburg. These are truly international classes and they learn Gigamapping quickly. Nice to see that systemic design is picking up at some few...

Understanding Systemic Design

Understanding Systemic Design

Peter Jones and Jeremy Bowes lecture from 2012 is worth revisiting when thinking of the emerging field of Systemic Design. Systemic Design is the bigger landscape where SOD feels at home together with a range of other approaches and ideas. Peter contextualizes it in...

Rich Design Space or War Room?

Rich Design Space or War Room?

Jake Knapp at Google Ventures suggest that if you want to foster creativity in your design team, throw out the football table and make a War Room instead. What he suggests is very similar to our Rich Design Space. What to say other than : Welcome to the club! Now lets...

Hugh Dubberly at RSD3

One of our great keynotes at the RSD3 symposium in Oslo October 15th to 17th is Hugh Dubberly. Hugh has an amazing career including former work at Apple and Netscape and now running his own design consultancy I found this lecture by Hugh on VIMEO...

What the giga?

I found this nice blog post on the web: http://pollygannaway.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/what-the-giga/

Young Talent Awards

Young Talent Awards

The Norwegian Design Councils Young Talent Award second and third place was won by two SOD projects.   Martin Skogholt Hansen and Mikael Johansenwon the second price for their conceptual project for more efficient supply vessels for the offshore sector.   Elisabeth...

Workshop at Bekk

Workshop at Bekk

  Two of our former students, Jan Kristian Strømsnes and Maren Moe Stokke were invited by BEKK Consulting (www.bekk.no), by Christin Staubo in the department of Service Design, to presented SOD at their yearly competence day. Both of the designers currently work for...

HALOGEN SOD lecture at AHO

HALOGEN SOD lecture at AHO

Encouraging report back from design company The design company HALOGEN has for some while used SOD in many of their projects. So far they have used it with over twenty clients. Reporting back to us at AHO from design business out there is really encouraging. Though we...

One week workshop in Tallin

17th to 21st February Birger Sevaldson was leading a one week workshop with master students at the Tallin Technical University department of Design. {youtube}3go8MFaXJiI{/youtube}