systemic design

noun / si-ˈste-mik di-ˈzīn /

: an interdiscipline that joins systems thinking to design methodology

SDA­Community

SDA’s advanced design practice community leads programs of strategic scale and higher complexity (e.g., social policy, healthcare, education, urbanization), adapting systems thinking methods, creatively pushing the boundaries beyond the popular modes of systems dynamics and soft systems.

SDA­Practice

Systemic Design has moved toward pragmatic practice development and applying the learning from RSD symposia to methods and guidelines. By sharing practice and cases, practitioners build a common understanding and create opportunities for dialogue that is contributing to guiding principles for systemic design practice.

SDA­Practice

Systemic Design has moved toward pragmatic practice development and applying the learning from RSD symposia to methods and guidelines. By sharing practice and cases, practitioners build a common understanding and create opportunities for dialogue that is contributing to guiding principles for systemic design practice.

SDATheory

Systemic design is an emergent approach that contributes to something that is, if not entirely new, well-described and defined. It is the organic meshing of systems perspectives with design. Organic means that it is not based on theory and reasoning alone; rather, it relies heavily on developing a variety of practices.

SDA­scholar

The SDA publication process differs from the traditional scientific publication process. It is inclusive, with a low-entry threshold and supportive feedback from an engaged peer review panel. The process has been developed and tested and has shown to result in a high level of quality proceedings and long term engagement in the systemic design community of practice.

SDA­scholar

The SDA publication process differs from the traditional scientific publication process. It is inclusive, with a low-entry threshold and supportive feedback from an engaged peer review panel. The process has been developed and tested and has shown to result in a high level of quality proceedings and long term engagement in the systemic design community of practice.

Annual Symposium

RELATING SYSTEMS THINKING AND DESIGN

 

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. The first RSD Symposium was held in 2012 as a two-day seminar organized by Birger Sevaldson and Marit Helgesen at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Since then, a symposium has been held each year, hosted in five different countries: Oslo, Norway, Banff and Toronto, Canada, Torino, Italy, Chicago, US, and Ahmedabad, India. 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. Over 550 symposia presentations and papers are available on RSDsymposium.org– a robust, searchable repository for leading thinking on systemic design.

RSDsymposium.org

RSD 10 Call for Papers

RSD10 offers a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and presents the state-of-the-art in the systemic design field. This year there are two paper tracks: short papers for ongoing work, and long papers for finished work.

More information RSD10.org.

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