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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Third SDA-NO (Norway chapter) gathering

Systemisk Design Norge samling på DOGA.

The third SDA-NO gathering will be Thursday 10th June 14:00 CET.

Register here: 


Changing Systems Through Design: Webinar

 To learn more about SOD and our new part time excecutive mastr program in Systems Oriented Design starting this autumn at Oslo School of Architecture and Design, join this free webinar:

Time 20th Mai  15:00 - 16:30 CET (GMT+2)

Read more and access the webinar here:


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Executive Master in Systems Oriented Design

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Young Eun Choi, 2013

A new Executive master in Systems Oriented Design is launched at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. For you who wants to get better at designing for and in complexity.


Master degree 90 ETCS

Part time - three years

Module-based: four modules per year

Modules consist of a seminar, homework and examination.

Mixed video meeting and physical attendance in Oslo Norway.

Pre-requirements: Bachelor in design or equivalent plus other experience

Total Fee 200 000 NOK ~ 19500EUR

Application deadline 16 May 2021


To read more and apply



Systems Engineering and SOD

Here is a booklet that sums up four years of R&D in the H-seif project, involving the university of South East Norway (USN) as the main academic partner and  the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), together with four tech companies with SEMCON as the project owner. H-SEIF stand for Human facators in Systems Engineering Innovation Frameworks. It was an intitiative form the Systems Engineering environment at USN Kongsberg. This environment is emphasising Systems Architecting as a designelry inspired thred in SE, design thinking with long term connections to Stanford D-school and concerned about rething the role of humans in engineering. (Link to their SE master). Birger Sevaldson is professor 2 at the institute and we are concerned about further bridgin the gap between cultures that could benefit from closer relations.

The booklet reports on tools methods and perspectives explored and partly developed in the R&D project. 


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