2013/10/10 09:00 “Welcome” | Birger Sevaldson | Relating Systems Thinking & Design 2013

Digest of welcome to #RSD2 by Birger Sevaldson@birgseva Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2 at AHO Oslo School of Design and Architecture

This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker’s presentation(s) and comments from the audience. The content should not be viewed as an official transcript of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. The digest has been made available for purposes of scholarship by David Ing.

Conference as lightweight construction

  • Low budget
  • Open access, sharing

Renaissance in systems thinking?

Fred Collopy:  can design thinking learn from failures of systems thinking?

Systems Oriented Design, with Halogen (company)

GIGAmap as design process

  • Mind mapping, causal loop diagrams, information visuzliation, service blueprint, diagramming, scenarios, user journey, collage

Also timeline mapping

Very Rapid Learning Processes

The Rich Design Space


What is systemic design?

Field of possibilities:

  • Reflection and action
  • Field of design, field of systems

[Photo of presentation from Manuela Aguirre]

RSD2 Symposium

[Biography of Birger Sevaldson from http://www.systemic-design.net/]

Symposium Co-Chairs:

 Birger_Sevaldson     Birger Sevaldson

Birger Sevaldson is professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He is member of the OCEAN design research association. He is trained as an interior architect and furniture designer and he has been practicing in various fields of design, including architecture and interior design, furniture design, industrial design and art based projects. He has a PhD in creative design computing and has been researching systems thinking in design for the last ten years. He is central in the development of Systems Oriented Design and his research focus is to develop systems oriented design thinking and practice for meeting the increased challenges of globalisation and the need for sustainability.  He publishes in various themes including Systems Oriented Design, creativity,  and research by design.

Birger Sevaldson has founded this website and he has coined the term Systems Oriented Design and leads the development of this research area at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.




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