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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Expanding Contexts: A Strategy for Super-Complexity

27th february 2012: Birger Sevaldson spoke at the Sustaining Sustainability Symposium at the Department of Architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY on Friday 03 and Saturday 04 February 2012. The title of the lecture was

Expanding Contexts: A Strategy for Super-Complexity

The speach addressed how the boundary between nature and the man-made could be addressed in a new way to help designing for this boundary taking into account the many relaitons between human built environment and nature.

For more information follow this link >>>>>

S.O.D. students win prices


09. February 2012:  The semesters at AHO are always ended with the exhibition AHO Works including the nomination of projects for different prices given by sponsors and decided by an external jury. This time six prices where given.

The S.O.D. studio and 12 of the students in four projects won four of the prices.

Price for interaction design
Sponsor: Making Waves
Winner: Jan Kristian Strømsnes
Project: Kwant Controls/Nautical controls for the future

Price for innovative user centered design
Sponsor: Creuna
Winners: Rebecca Riordan Larsen, Linn-Hege Øverstad og Ulrikke Pedersen
Project: Beyond Risør / The future is fiction

Price for sustainable design
Sponsor: Franzefoss
Winners: The Salto team: Stian Normann Andersen, Julian Kristoffer Guribye, Wanxi Li, Wei Zhang, Christian von Hanno.
Project: Salto / Quick charging solutions for EV`s

Price for complexity and a holistic approach to design
Sponsor: Norske Industridesignere – NID
Winners: Manuela Aguirre Ulloa, Renata Mikalauskaite og Linda Blaasvær

The projects of the autumn semester will be published on this site soon.

Report from the workshop in Tallin

15.January 2012: Here is the link to the intrevjew made at our stay in Tallin at the Design & Engineering Joint master program of Tallin University of Technology and the Estonian Academy of Arts

Workshop Systems Oriented Design 17-21 October, >>>>>>

Happy Partners

BR workshop

From one of the workshops in Risør 17th October.

21 st December 2011: Beyond Risør was one of our partners this autumn. Beyond Risør is a regional organization with intentions to reach out globally for the promotion of design. They collaborate with INDEX and the town of Risør is one of the INDEX partner cities. They are very happy about the result of the collaboration and the work by the students. The students were Marit Helgesen, Rebecca Riordan Larsen, Emilie S. Olsen, Ulrikke Pedersen, Linn-Hege Øverstad.
Beyond Risør published an article on the collaboration on their web page.

Follow the link here >>>>>


The final Exhibition



14th December 2011: The final exhibition of the S.O.D. studio was opened on tuesday the 13th December. The review and responces were very positive both from the jury and the partners.

More information and uploads of the projects will follow as soon as possible.



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