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.

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Workshop in Liberec

 From facebook: are having a nice time at a gigamapping workshop at the FUA TUL in Liberec, Czeck Republic

Posted by Systems Oriented Design on Wednesday, 2 March 2016


Harold Nelson lecture


Here a video worth your time, from Harold Nelsons lecture at Stanford in 2010:

Designing Stuff: Lame gods in the service of Prosthetic Gods


SOD officially open source

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Today SOD became officially open source.

It has always been the intention that users of the methodology should be encouraged to tweak and invent and make their own versions. Now this policy is made clearer by announcing SOD as open source. This also helped to initiate a work to clarify the kernel of SOD.

This is also a standing invitation to contribute to our work.

Read more here


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Systemic Design for Social Complexity

Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) Symposium
OCAD University      Toronto, Canada      October 13-15, 2016

The event is announced on

There you will also find the proceedings including videos from keynotes from our former RSD symposia.
The relating Systems Thinking and Design symposia were started at AHO in 12012 as part of the S.O.D. teaching program. Since then it developed to a substantial international event. Last year it was taking place in Banff, Alberta, CA.
The Call for Abstracts will be out very soon.
Please read this news to interested colleagues and friends.


Harold Nelsons Nierenberg Lecture


See Harold Nelsons Nierenberg lecture from 2009 now published on youtube. 

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