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.



News blog

PhD student has started

5th September 2011: Sigrun Lurås, the new PhD student in Systems Oriented Design started her possition at AHO the 1st September. The possition is financed by the UBC (Ullstein Bridge Concept) research and development project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

We welcome Sigrun on board!


New Master Studio started

15th August 2011: In mid August a new master studio in Systems Oriented Design started at AHO with 21 students.

Partners are RED (with Norwegian railroads), SALTO, Ulstein Power and Control, Kwant Controls, The Policy Lab, The Performance Group and UDI, the Norwegian office for immigration.

We are very exited about the new setting and looking forward to this semester.

New article presented at NORDES 2011

30th May 2011: A special article, the first of two that will look deeper into GIGA-mapping was published on the NORDES publication system.

GIGA-Mapping: Visualisation for complexity and systems thinking in design

Birger Sevaldson
Read the abstract below or follow this link to the full version >>>>>

Minister visits SOD studio


9th May 2011: The Norwegian minister of education and research, Kristin Halvorsen (to the right), came by the Systems Oriented Design studio on the 28th april when she was visitng AHO for a price giving serenomy. Some of the students had the chance to present their work. Especially the disarmement projects cought the ministers attention.

read more here >>>>  (Norwegian)

Risk and risk management.


2nd May 2011: Magnus Bjelkerud from Norconsult AS visited the systems oriented design course to hold a lecture and a workshop on Risk & Risk management. The lecture aimed at giving the students a better understanding of how to think risk, including identifying risks/hazards and further how to control the identified risks. The workshop focused on a practical task based on the generic steps of a risk analysis and risk mitigation where the students used their own projects as cases.

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