Hemsedal: More than Afterski Chenjing Zhang, Hoanan Sun, Yerin ChoThis project is a masters project from the autumn 2022. It is part of the continuing study on "How to create Hemsedal municipality's sustainable future". Hemsedal is a municipality...
Design Journeys Through Complex Systems
Book review by Svein Gunnar Kjode – When asked about the book by colleagues and fellow practitioners, I repeatedly find myself stating that “this is currently the state of the art for anyone seeking to expand their designerly approach to systemic practice.”
Rebalancing a Community
How to design processes for building civic agency and democracy by deep diving into Hemsedal’s current political and governance processes and policies regarding empowering citizens’ agency and participation in shaping the way Hemsedal develops?
Two different approaches
Two outstanding master's theses from the outer edges of SOD. They are diametrically different and excellent in each way. The first one, Lieke van Raan, is technical, diving into a large number of details needed to achieve what is the intention:...
Library of Systemic Relations
The library of systemic relations focuses more of our attention on the relations in our work, suggesting ways of marking the relations between nodes in a system.
StimuLab – Driving systemic design into Norway’s public sector
StimuLab was initiated by the Norwegian government in 2016 and is a collaboration between Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) and the Norwegian Digitalization Agency. It has adopted an experimental approach in its development and has continuously evolved in line with needs and ongoing evaluations.
Book: Designing Complexity
The Methodology and Practice of Systems Oriented Design – Birger Sevaldson’s book for designers in the widest sense, including any individual or organisation that is involved in change processes.
SOD Communications Framework
A communications framework is central to complex situations and design work. Yet it is in complex situations that we experience communication breakdowns resulting in ruptures and misunderstandings.
Natureact will develop transition plans for three landscapes in Norway to mitigate and adapt to climate risk using nature-based solutions.
NORWAY DELEGATION 2022RSD11 was in Brighton this year from 12th to 16th October. It was a wonderful experience and we thank the organisers headed by Ben Sweeting from Brighton University. We were a large delegation from Norway with our executive...
SOD Executive master (AHO)
This experience-based master’s degree is part of AHO’s further education programme and provides insight into solving complex problems by combining systemic thinking with design thinking in an innovative form of design.
About Systems Oriented Design
The main mission of SOD is to help designers to become better at dealing with very complex problems. Complex problems are described as problem fields, networks of problems, wicked problems and problematiques.
Externally financed R&D project (2017-2020) H-SEIF stands for Human Systems Engineering Innovation Framework. H-SEIF 1 was a research project aimed at developing new methods for human centred systems engineering.Illustration: H-SEIF project...
SOD is open source
If your project corresponds to all or most of the core parameters, you are welcome to reference it as a SOD project.
Students as Change Makers
What demographic is currently underrepresented in Hemsedal, yet have high potential for stimulating change? Students! From bachelor to PhD to professional executive master levels, students can operate as regenerative weavers to connect cities and...
Synthesis maps integrate evidence and expertise in a visual narrative forknowledge translation and communication. Peter Jones & Jeremy Bowes
SOD Origins: Systemic Design as a Field of Possibilities
The idea of systemic design as a pluralistic field opens the possibilities to several different approaches to systemic design that are not only allowed but encouraged.
Rural alpine communities like Hemsedal in Norway, are connected to urban areas like Oslo through historically dependent relationships. Urban areas have benefited from rural resources like water, food, raw materials and recreation while small ski...
Living with the river
Hemsila is a river in Hemsedal a mountain community in Norway. How can we design with the Hemsila river as an asset, rather than a problem, to increase Hemsedal’s resilience and regenerative capacity? By celebrating the organic nature of the...
Systems resources of note: The list was started in 2009 and is updated occasionally.
Systems Oriented Design in a Nutshell
Systemic design spans design practice and thinking to systems practice and thinking. SOD is a bit closer to design practice.
The Mind Shifts of SOD
We need to make several small shifts in our understanding to truly grasp systems thinking in general and to start to become systemic designers.
Design for Health
Here you find projects related to health.
Design for Industry
Here you find projects relevant for business and industry.
Design for Society
Here you find projects with a societal perspective. You might also look at the Design for Democracy and Design for Planet sections, which are highly relevant to societal design.
SODpost 3 2022
This is the third publication after the bachelor course GK6 at the Institute of Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The theme and case is the food system of Norway. The students did desktop research and fieldwork and engaged with...
Post SOD 2020
Post SOD er en prosjektrapport utformet som en avis, og er resultatet av grunnkurset i Systemorientert Design (SOD), 3. året design (GK6) ved Design- og arkitekthøyskolen i Oslo (AHO). Prosjektet varte et halvt semester, og delte 30 elever inn i 6...
MOOC: Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems (ETH)
The new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) series by Systemic Design Labs ⎟ETH Zurich entitled “Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems” hybridizes sustainability science, systemic design and transformative action. It provides worldviews, tools,...
Hemsedal: Building resilient alpine communities
Janina Sánches Cárdenas 2021 The landscapes we inhabit have shaped our societies. These landscapes have provided us with the resources we need to survive and thrive. Mountain Landscapes have an added level of complexity for the communities that...
Practice Oriented Systemic Design (OsloMET)
[Photo: Maja Nilsen Stende] The Department of Product Design at OsloMet offers a continuing education course in Practice Oriented Systemic Design in the spring semester of 2022 (10 ECTS, part-time). Are you a practitioner interested in working...