Complex systems, the H-seif booklet

The H-SEIF-1 project was a research project led by SEMCON, the University of South East Norway and the Norwegian Industrial Systems Engineering Research Group, partnering AHO and a number of high-tech companies.

Here is a booklet that sums up three years of H-SEIF, a research project to develop new methods for human-centred systems engineering. H-SEIF partners are the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), the main academic partner, and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), together with four tech companies, with Semcon as the project owner.

H-SEIF was an R&D initiative from the Systems Engineering (SE) environment at USN Kongsberg. This environment emphasizes systems architecting as a designer-inspired thread in SE, design thinking with long term connections to Stanford d.school, and concerns about rethinking the role of humans in engineering.

The booklet reports on tools, methods and perspectives, explored and partly developed in the R&D project. It was created and edited by Palak Dudani (AHO), with project management by Andreas Wettre (AHO) and illustrations © On Board Innovations. Published by USN.

Through 2017-2020 the H-SEIF-1 research project has engaged many people across organisational and disciplinary silos. This booklet presents a summarised version of their work.