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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.

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RSD6 proceedings

 From the RSD6 exhibition.


The proceedings from the sixth Relating Systems Thinking and Design conference (RSD6) last year in Oslo are now online.

They contain the abstracts, presentations and working papers submitted after the conference. Also there are videos of keynotes and plenaries as well as sketch notes.

In addition there is an online exhibition catalogue form the RSD6 exhibition.

Go to to see the proceedings.

On the website you can also find proceedings of the former RSD conferences and the following special issues with full papers in Formakademisk journal and She Ji Journal. Find a list of these publications here:

May we also turn your attention to the next RSD in Torino 24th - 26th October Keep yourself updated on the deadlines here: 


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The final program for RSD6 is online.

See the detajls here >>>>>


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RSD6 Preliminary Program

From RSD5 at OCADU Toronto. Day 2 at MARS Center.


The preliminary program for RSD6 is online

Changes may still appear.

To see the program and read more about the conference visit the Systemic Design website: >>>>>

Here is a direct link to the program >>>>>

To register at RSD6 follow this link >>>>>


RSD6 keynotes and registration

RSD6 All keynotes

Lucy Kimbell             John Ehrenfeld          Tochiko Mori             Richard Buchanan   Sabine Junginger        Karl Otto Ellefsen


Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6 (RSD6)

Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing Together

Oslo 18th – 20th October 2017

Dear friends

I am very happy to announce the six RSD6 keynote speakers. We in the organizing committee are proud that we have again managed to bring together some remarkable speakers for our conference.

Please see the speakers here:

We have also opened the registration starting with the offer of an early  bird ticket at 130 EUR. These tickets are limited to 50. You find the registration and additional offers for student tickets here:

Read more and see proceedings from former RSDs go to

On behalf of the organizing committee:

Silvia Barbero, Espen Hauglin, Michael Hensel, Jodi Forlizzi, Peter Jones, Harold Nelson, Janne Reitan, Alex Ryan.

Birger Sevaldson


Oslo School of Architecture and Design


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