The RSD symposia have produced a series of publications as proceedings and journal articles beginning with RSD2 in 2013.  Each symposium draws new studies, theoretical work and practices from across many disciplines contributing to complex design issues, social systems and complex policy, socioecological sustainability, critical cultural and development perspectives, and emerging practices and methodology.

A scientific review committee for each RSD symposia is organized by the co-chairs of each conference, with continuity across symposia and publications provided by past chairs and SDA board members.

RSD Proceedings 

     RSD2 2013, Oslo

     RSD3 2014, Oslo 

     RSD4 2015, Banff

     RSD5 2016, Toronto

     RSD6 2017, Oslo

     RSD7 2018, Torino

     RSD8 2019, Chicago

Peer-Reviewed Publications

We have pursued continuous development of leading work from RSD authors to publish in peer-reviewed design research and systems science publications. SDA maintains editorial relationships with several journals and other scientific and design conferences. 

2018  Systemic Design: Theory, Methods, and Practice

P. Jones & K. Kijima (2018). Systemic Design: Theory, Methods and Practice, pp. 3-52. Volume 8 in Translational Systems Sciences Series. Springer Japan.

Edited volume in Springer Systems Science series (ed. K. Kijima) with chapters available to academic libraries online. Nine chapters drawn from authors presenting at RSD4, Banff Canada 2015.

Medium post of Editor’s Preface: Taking Stock & Flow of Systemic Design

She Ji, Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation

Vol 3, Issue 3 (2018): The Systemic Turn: Leverage for World Changing

Open Access journal with full papers and image downloads online.
Five articles drawn from authors presenting at RSD5, Toronto 2016.

Vol 5, Issue 2 (2019): Pathways to Systemic Design

Open Access to this special number from RSD6 October 2017, in Oslo Norway at the Oslo School of Architecture and design.

FORM Akademisk is a Norwegian bilingual open access design research journal.

Vol 7, No 3 (2014): Relating Systems Thinking and Design I (Practice Issue)

Vol 7, No 4 (2014): Relating Systems Thinking and Design II (Theory Issue)

Vol 10, No 1 (2017): Relating Systems Thinking and Design III  

Vol 11 No 4 (2018): Relating Systems Thinking and Design IV

Vol 12 No 2 (2019): Relating Systems Thinking and Design V

Vol 13 No 2 (2020) : Relating Systems Thinking and Design VI