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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.



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The final program for RSD6 is online.

See the detajls here >>>>>


Systems thinking explained in a simple way

How simple can you explain systems thinking?

Russ Ackoff probably hits a record here

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




Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6

Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)     Oslo, Norway    October 18-20, 2017

Following two years in Canada, join us this year in Oslo as RSD returns to its home location for the RSD6 Symposium.  The call for participation for the symposium is now open and we look forward to contributions (research, practice cases, design artifacts, new business models) that enable our research and practice communities to learn and collaborate toward purposeful outcomes.

Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing Together

Our theme this year encompasses the contexts for flourishing in democratic societies, and exploring the opportunities for systemic design in:

  • Democratic participation and policy innovation
  • Strongly sustainable business innovation
  • Flourishing communities
  • Design of architectures, settlements and built environments

We invite contributions to systemic design for:

  • Social impact in flourishing and change programs
  • Health and population wellness
  • Ecological design and bioregion development
  • Human-scaled and regional economies
  • Sociotechnical and technological systems
  • Other themes in Systemic Design

Call for Abstracts   Deadline April 15th, unrestricted format, extended abstract between 500 to 1000 words.

RSD5 Proceedings are now available online and available for review and download.

Join us by submitting an abstract or register. The registration system will open soon.

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