Introduction

Thanks for a good day yesterday. I have a good feeling! To repeat: How to submit an article to this blog: Klikk submit article in the user menu to the left. Make sure you choose Master Studios in the section box below and Studio Autumn 2011 in the Category box below....

Welcome to the studio blog autumn 2011

Welcome to all students. This is where we will post information and lectures. Youo cam also post here. To do this click the link on the left called submit article. Please check that yourSection is set to Master Studios and category to AHO Autumn 2011. If you posted a...

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...
Minister visits SOD studio

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...
Risk and risk management.

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...

Lectures from the Design Day are now online.

The interesting lectures from the annual design day at the Norwegian Design Council are now online. Specially interesting is the lecture by Heather Fraser. There is a lot of inspiration there for what we are doing. (be critical though :)) Other speakers were Chris...
How to fix a stair in the city having fun

How to fix a stair in the city having fun

by Giacomo Neri This morning it was my turn to explain a bit more of what I do. So I picked a project I’m collaborating with since this fall: it’s called CriticalCity Upload (www.criticalcity.org)  CriticalCity is a urban game that let you do things...

PhD fellowship in Systems Oriented Design

Ph.D. fellowship. Systems Oriented Design Application deadline: May 16th, 2011 The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) calls for applications to one full-time Ph.D. fellowship for a three year period starting September 2011. Applicants must hold a...

Wicked problems revisited

Many designers refer to design in genral as dealing with wicked problems. Re-reading Horst Rittels famous article is really worth the read. It makes me realize that the general statements that design problems are wicked problems is simply not true. Designing a chair...
Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology

Björn Frostell from the institute of Industrial Ecology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm had a lecture and workshop at AHO. Industrial ecology is and will be important even in what we call the knowledge economies. After all the material economies will...

Immaterials

{youtube}cxdjfOkPu-E{/youtube}   Talking of the immaterial flows of energy and signals and talking of visualization:We have some pretty cool colleagues here at AHO.It makes you think what else you can do by bringing the diagram out into real life world. The project is...
Istanbul City of Complexity

Istanbul City of Complexity

{youtube}yo3zqGaT2Aw{/youtube}   We just came back from a study trip to Istanbul. The reason for the trip was to experience and immerse in a city that has an infinite layering of complex systems, each neighborhood being economically culturally and socially different....

Planned Obsolescence

The darkest moment in the history of industrial design might be the invention and promotion of Planned Obsolescence by industrial designer Brooks Stevens and others, contributing to a totally unsustainable developing. The principle of making products psychologically...

The problems with leverage points

The problems with leverage points, stocks and flows, feedback loops, variables and positive and negative relations. After the Chalmers workshop we had a discussion on the usefulness of systems concepts that were defined in other systems frameworks that are more on the...
Workshop at Chalmers

Workshop at Chalmers

Thursday and friday 24th and 25th Feb. we had a joint workshop with the system design class of associate professor Jaan-Henrik Kain at departemnt of architecture Chalmers Institute of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden. The workshop went through 10 projects in five...
Lectures with international professors

Lectures with international professors

                                  Carlo Vezzoli                                       Wolfgang Jonas  Friday the 18th Feb. we had a lectures with Carlo Vezzoli and a lecture and short workshop by Wolfgang Jonas. To read more about these two prominent guest lecturers...

Chalmers Workshop 24. – 25. feb 2011

Here you find the brief and schedule of the workshop at Chalmers Institute of Technology 25. 24. feb. The workshop is a joint event between a group of architecture stydents under the supervision of Jaan-Henrik Kain and Systems Oriented Design at AHO Lectures by...
Nostalgia

Nostalgia

At a lecture for the students of Michael Hensels wood studio I mapped wood as a material system together with the students. The media was the good old black board and the shown map emerged during two hours of conversation with the students. The mapping shows only...
Time-line mapping

Time-line mapping

A while ago we had a workshop with a group of people from the Performance Group. We have established an intention to collaborate further and develop the techniques in management. In the workshop we used the time line mapping of processes that we have used successfully...

Why systems thinking needs design thinking

I was reading late Russel Ackoff’s and Rovin Sheldons “Redesigning Society” a while ago. Ackoff is one of the true heroes in systems thinking and his achievements are substantial. To my knowledge one of the most important contributions of Ackoff is...

Types of relations

Here is a list of the relation types we have defined so far. In most cases it will appear that there are more than one type of relation between nodes or entities. You should use this list in you analyses of the maps. develop a way of distinguishing the different...

Tasks

Here i will collect the tasks given in the studio. You should have recieved an email with these tasks already, but here they are again collected and hopefully refined.   Istanbul: city of Complexity   The study tour will have one “commercial” tour to the...

Visualisation Workshop with Annegrete Mølhave

Here is the presentation  Oslo_slides.pdf Here is the brief  oslo_brief.pdf     Here some links from Annegrete * Paul Ekblom, Professor at our Design Against Crime research center – http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/51622.htm – one of his interests is complexity...
Foresight and scenario workshop at AHO

Foresight and scenario workshop at AHO

Photo by Suzanne Stein Suzanne Stein from Ontario College of Art & Design, OCAD in Toronto had a fantastic three days workshop on foresight and scenario techniques at AHO from the 2nd to the 4th February. Read more about Suzanne in the peoples section or at...

Scenario thinking workshop

Here is the reading material for the scenario workshop with Suzanne Stein from Ontario Academy of the Arts (www.ocad.ca). Read before the workshop starts.    2020MediaFutures_TrendsPackage_toPartners_for_distribution_4_.pdf  leonardoFutureForesightingLdoc.pdf...

Reading Pack

Here is the compulsary reading list:   Here is Rittels Famous Wicked Problems paper:  RittelWebberDilemmas.pdf   Jean Pierre Protzen from Berkeley has this insightful article on the roots of design thinking and how it is related to systems thinking:...