Systems Oriented Design / Systemorientert Design (NO)

The designerly way to work with systems

The main mission of Systems Oriented Design is to build the designers own interpretation and implementation of systems thinking so that systems thinking can fully benefit from design thinking and practice and so that design thinking and practice can fully benefit from systems thinking.



RSD9 Call for Abstracts

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The Call for Abstracts for the RSD9 are now out.

After eight very successful Relating Systems thinking and Design (RSD) conferences we are travelling the first time to Asia.

The conference will take place in Ahmedabad at the Indian Institute of Design, 13th to 15th October 2020

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If you are not familiar with the RSD conferences you can check out the proceedings from former conferences to see films of keynotes and to read working papers and presentations.

Please notice that we are asking for contributions form academic research as well as from systemic design practice

The RSD conferences offer a low entry threshold to share your thoughts on how we might align and meld systems thinking with design. We ask for abstracts which are peer reviewed. Later we ask for working papers and at a third stage we offer the opportunity for people to develop full papers to be published in academic design research journals most notable Formakademisk and She Ji. You will find the proceedings as well as the special issues and books published as an output from RSD at

The RSD conferences are providing an open and friendly atmosphere yet with high level presentations and sharp discussions.

We also have a membership organisation, the Systemic design Association (SDA) that has a democratic elected board. The purpose of the SDA is to help organising the RSD conferences with the local hosts and to maintain the social network.

Read more details about the call 

We hope to see you in India!

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