Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2014 Symposium Proceedings
Editors: Birger Sevaldson and Peter Jones
Citation: Author. (2014). Article title. In Proceedings of RSD3, Third Symposium of Relating Systems Thinking to Design. Oslo, Norway: Oslo School of Architecture and Design, October 15-17, 2014.
Published by The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
The third Oslo symposium engaged over 200 participants and over 50 authors, and we found a much broader range of contributions across related fields of design and systemics. The 5 keynote speakers established a significant presence for the field, “relating” from both the systems and design disciplines.
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 core planning team of the RSD symposia established the Systemic Design Research Network organized as a collaborative research group shared between AHO and OCAD University and independent researchers. Last year Peter Jones also initiated a Systemic Design track and interest group at the Washington ISSS conference, which continues into 2015 with the Berlin conference. European participants of RSD3 might be encouraged to know that we are planning a one-day special track for ISSS Berlin, preceding the conference.
Papers and presentations were organized for the following themes:
- Social Design
- Service Design and Design for Public Services
- Theories and Methods of Systemic Design
- Business and Enterprise Design, Sustainability and Economic Policy
- The Built Environment
- Systems Oriented Design
In addition to the originally submitted abstracts the RSD3 proceedings contains the working papers and presentations. These were submitted after the symposium by most, but not, all authors. Special thanks to Patricia Kambitsch of Playthink and Daniela Olsen for the sketchnotes.
The proceedings are published online only as open access documents. All copyrights belong to the authors.
Editorial Board: Birger Sevaldson, Peter Jones, Harold Nelson, Alex Ryan, Linda Blaasvær, Manuela Aguirre
- Birger Sevaldson, RSD3 Chair – Opening
- Ranulph Glanville, Opening Keynote
- Daniela Sangiorgi, Keynote
- John Thackara, Keynote
- Peter Jones, RSD3 Co-Chair – Opening Friday
- Michael Hensel, Keynote
- Harold Nelson, Keynote
- Hugh Dubberly, Closing Keynote
Symposium Proceedings (Link to Abstracts, Presentations and Papers)
Bhaskar Bhatt. Saving Lives, By Design: Using Systems Thinking To Combat Maternal Mortality In India
Ana Laura Rodrigues Santos, Jairo Da Costa Junior and Linda Wauben. Designing products and services for challenging societal contexts
Matthew Hollingshead and Josina Vink. Now and Then: Co-Designing Systems Smart Enough for the Future
Theresa Berg, Suvi Kajamaa and Claudia Garduño García. Benefits of Design Practice in Fieldwork: How ‘Artesanía para el Bienestar’ emerged in the field as a concept to Improve access to Healthcare in a Mayan Community in Campeche, Mexico
Sine Celik, Peter Joore and Han Brezet. Facilitating Creative Networks
Doaa El Aidi. Analyzing, Projecting and Synthesizing Real-World Problem from a designer perspective: Exploratory study to tackle poverty in Egypt
Patricia Beirne. Wicked Design 101: teaching to the complexity of our times
Jenny Darzentas and John Darzentas. Accelerating learning and adaptation at organizational and societal scales: really adopting Design for All
Peter Joore, Ron Barendsen and Roelien Bos-Wierda. MySchoolsNetwork – Online educational platform explained by means of a multilevel design approach
Deaunne Denmark and Danielle Olson. A communications canvas to improve and individualize patient engagement in healthcare systems redesign
Hans Kaspar Hugentobler. Design Science in Health Care: co-designing an optimized patient pathway at a gynecological clinic of a large hospital in Switzerland.
Keren Perla. The Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige: Re-imagining facilitation through trials of systemic design for public policy
Manuela Aguirre and Adrian Paulsen. Supporting ‘User-Driven Innovation Teams’ among Public Servants and Healthcare Professionals
Marc Matthews, Allison Matthews, Rose Anderson, Jo Bernau and Lorna Ross. Reevaluating the value of Primary Care using Design Thinking
Karen Oikonen, Adam Starkman, Peter Jones and Andrea Yip. Human-Centering a Mental Health Service System
John Darzentas and Jenny Darzentas. Systems Thinking for Service Design: a natural partnership
Helena Polati Trippe. The Home as a Service: A service and systems design approach to ownership, development and value
David Ing. Incubating Service Systems Thinking: New frames for collaborating on a pattern language for service systems
Tim Sheiner. From Systems to Software.
Perin Ruttonsha. The Many Faces of Design: From Adaptive Response to Creative Agency to Reflective Engagement
Cameron Tonkinwise and Joshua Bloom. Staging Systems to Feel Round the Corners of Transition Design
Zachary Kaiser and Gabriel Schaffzin. Designing for our New Scale: A Provocation
Liv Merete Nielsen, Petter Naess, Janne Beate Reitan, Ingvild Digranes, Arild Berg and Ingvill Gjerdrum Maus. Design Literacy – from primary education to university level
Alfred Clatworthy Holmen and Thomas Jun. How easily understandable complex multi-layered system maps are? – A study on the usability of complex interactive diagrams
Peter Jones, Design Methods for Systemic Design Research
Ryan Church, Ksenia Benifand & Nihal Ahmed. Reimagining the Future: The Biomimetic Economy
Peter Jones. Caring for the Future: The Systemic Design of Flourishing Enterprises
Carolin Kowollik & Wolfgang Jonas. Clashing cultures – a systemic examination of onboard and destination cultures in cruise tourism
Alex Ryan & Michael Dila. Disruptive Innovation Reframed: Insurgent Design for Systemic Transformation
Merlina Missimer, Karl-Henrik Robèrt & Göran Broman. Lessons from the field: A first evaluation of working with the elaborated social dimension of the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development
Ian Percy & Brita Nielsen. Sustainable integration in Norway: A social system’s design approach
Perin Ruttonsha. Return to the (Managed) Wild: Interpreting Human Settlements as “Designer Ecosystems”
Marie Davidová. Generating the Design Process with GIGA-map: The Development of the Loop Pavilion
Serena Pollastri. Drawing Things Together. Diagrams for the Design of Scenarios of Future Liveable Cities
Tim Tompson. Designing towards the leverage points in an open innovation project for digital urban transport interventions
Mahaan Ghose and Praveen Nahar. ACCESSCITY — A Systems Enquiry & Response on Urban Transport in Indian Megacities
Jasmine S Palmer. Network mapping of housing systems: the case of medium-density dwelling design in Australia.
Birger Sevaldson. Holistic and Dynamic Concepts in Design
Cathrine Einarsson. Designing for Acute Psychiatric Care –– in a learning process of systems oriented design
Linda Natalia Tunheim. Designing for Health at Sea
Benedicte Wildhagen. Strategy is the solution – but what is the problem?
Jonathan Romm and Adrian Paulsen. Professional application of Systems Oriented Design: Developments in practice
Manuela Aguirre and Adrian Paulsen Using material properties to understand and shape relationships in public and social services.
- Praveen Nahar and Mahaan Ghose
Wicked issues to Wicked Opportunities: One day workshop on System Design response to complex problems
- Peter Jones
Co-creating a Systemic Design Methodology: How do we study systemics as design research?
- Manuela Aguirre and Adrian Paulsen
Supporting ‘User-Driven Innovation Teams’ among Public Servants and Healthcare Professionals
- Hugh Dubberly
On Teaching Systems in the Context of Design.
- Birger Sevaldson