Hugh Dubberly at AHO

One of our great keynotes at the RSD3 symposium in Oslo October 15th to 17th is Hugh Dubberly.

Hugh has an amazing career including former work at Apple and Netscape and now running his own design consultancy

I found this lecture by Hugh on VIMEO


Deadline for Abstracts is extended

The deadline for the RSD3 symposium is extended to 16th April.

Please check

RSD3 Call for Abstracts!

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 Relating Systems Thinking and Design 3  2014

 After the wonderful event last year we follow up with RSD3. You are kindly invited to submit your abstract.

Dates October 15th -17th 2014

Place : Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

Call: Abstracts max 1000 words

Deadline: 1st April



RSD3 Call for Abstracts

The emerging renaissance of systems thinking in design responds to the increasing complexity in all challenges faced by designers, strategists, and transdisciplinary innovators. We are facing deeply entangled problematics in natural, social, economic, and political systems. Our professional and organizational worlds have become too complex for linear goal-driven management, and the solution of conventional design thinking is insufficient to address complexity across domains, scales, and networks. New thinking, new knowledge, and new forms of intervention are required to take on this web of interconnected challenges.

The theme for Relating Systems Thinking and Design 3, to be held in Oslo in October 2014, is: Knowledge of Forms and Forms of Knowledge.
The Systemic Design Research Network invites systemic designers to think BIG for this year’s symposium. How might systemic design help to:

•Promote a transition towards flourishing enterprises and sustainable prosperity?

•Engage value conflicts between economic, social, and environmental paradigms?

•Address systemic causes of escalating costs and complexity in the health, legal, taxation, financial, security, and other sectors?

•Empower citizens to mobilize local responses to global problematics and democratically engage within their cities, municipalities, provinces, and states?

•Shift government approaches to citizen engagement, policy design, and policy assurance?

•Catalyze systemic changes and innovations in the relationships between architecture, the built environment, and the social and natural systems they interact with?

•Reframe approaches to education and professional practice to exploit complexity?

•Increase the resilience of social systems to cumulative effects and systemic risk by rethinking and redesigning them?

•Accelerate learning and adaptation at organizational and societal scales?

•Provoke transformation and innovation in today’s legacy social systems?

•Advance a deeper and more critical theoretical foundation for designing at scale?

We are interested in proposals that draw from recent case studies from fieldwork, design inquiry and research, and mixed methods in systems-oriented design. Design practices found effective in fields such as healthcare, governance, environmental stewardship, organizational transformation and social change are of particular interest for cases and discussion within the conference.

We invite you to submit an abstract of no more than 1000 words. Accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a presentation and working paper to the symposium. The process for publication of selected full papers in an international peer reviewed journal will be announced at a later date. Submissions should be through the submission system April 1, 2014

the Systemic Design Research Network

RSD2 Proceedings

The RSD2 proceedings are now available on

The Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium 2014 (RSD2) was held at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design from the 9th to the 11th October 2014. It was attended by over 150 scholars and design professionals from all over the world. We are very happe to share the experoences with you.

The proceedings contain the abstracts, the presentations, the working papers images and sketch notes.

The proceedings are organiced according to the different sections of the symposium

There is also a seperate sections for the reports from the workshops.

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Sketchnotes by Patricia Kambitsch, Playthink


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The RSD2 symposium took place at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design the 9th to 11th October.

The symposium seemd to be a great success from the many kind and positive remarks. We are now collecting the presentations and recordings and will publish them as soon as possible.

Also in mid November is the deadline for submission of the working papers developed from the presentaitons. They will be published soon after.

The next step is to invite a selection of the authors to submit a full paper to the scientific design research journal FORMakademisk (

All the updates as well as pictures from the symposium will gradually be made available at



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