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.
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.
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.
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.
If your project corresponds to all or most of the core parameters, you are welcome to reference it as a SOD project.
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.
Systems resources of note: The list was started in 2009 and is updated occasionally.
Systemic design spans design practice and thinking to systems practice and thinking. SOD is a bit closer to design practice.
We need to make several small shifts in our understanding to truly grasp systems thinking in general and to start to become systemic designers.
With a look to the future, there are huge needs for this kind of design competence – to enable sustainable solutions for businesses, organizations and in policymaking.
The rich design research space is an inclusive methodological framework and scaffold for research by design. The rich design research space especially addresses the issue of richness in the design processes and design-led research.
Each SOD creative process is unique and requires different models, methods, and approaches. Internal R&D project (2018-).
It is a good tactic to triangulate between multiple perspectives When trying to understand a system, it is a good tactic to triangulate between different perspectives.
Validating gigamaps requires that attention is paid to the information build-up of the project. If conducted well, the modes described in this article construct the evidence found on the gigamaps.
The Democracy Files is a resource of collected articles supporting our belief that design can play a crucial role in democracy.