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Designing Complexity Figures

This gallery is showing high-res versions of the figures in the book Designing Complexity: The Methodolgy and Practice of Systems Oriented Design.

There is no one “right” way presented in this book. Instead, many experiences, approaches, and perspectives are collected and presented. The process this book offers is a methodology called systems oriented design (SOD).

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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.

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. We would appreciate it if you send us a reference to the project and material to publish on this website.

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.

Testimonials: SOD & Gigamapping

Testimonials: SOD & Gigamapping

SOD testimonial – Defne Sunguroglu Hensel, PhD fellow, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo For me, systems approach has been most significant as to providing a direction towards interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary design. More specifically I use it for...

Collaborate-Opportunities

Collaborate-Opportunities

There are opportunities to collaborate with the Master's Studio at the Oslo School of Architecture. Organisations serve as test cases for the students. Collaborations offer an experience with systems oriented design, a deep analysis of the organisation as a system and...