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RSD11update Marie Davidová – SDA board member, architect, and research group leader at the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC (University of Stuttgart) – has convened an RSD11 panel on Cultural Environments with More-than-Human Perspective. Discussants are:Susannah...

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Close SDARenew This is a quick renewal payment option for full supporting members. You can also renew your supporting membership and update your information by logging into your account. Systemic Design Association's full membership includes one vote at the annual...

Contexts Articles

Contextsarticles The Systemic Design Association is looking forward to the launch of a society-published journal for research contributions in the field, Contexts – The Systemic Design Journal. The SDA expects to publish the journal on a continuous basis, as an...

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SDA­publish Systemic design studies and RSD proceedings editors have collaborated with design research journals FORMakademisk, She Ji, and several other peer-reviewed journals and publications. SDA takes a cyclic non-hierarchical approach to advance scholarship, which...

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Gigamapping

Gigamapping is a systems-oriented design technique that uses super-extensive mapping across multiple layers and scales to construct a rich picture of real-life complexity. Gigamaps are system maps that both facilitate the early stages of a complex design inquiry and...

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SDADirectory Add your systemic design program or courses SDA hosts a directory for full-degree programs or systemic design courses offered by higher education institutions around the world. You can provide information on your school’s specialised program or...

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Close SDA­engage The RSD publication ladder has been used consistently for all RSD symposia. It has also led to special issues of the design research journal FORMakademisk and several other peer-reviewed journals and publications. Submission and peer review of...

SDA Theory

SDAWhat-is? “both domains – design and systems – have something to contribute to each other” At RSD8, Birger Sevaldson presented What is Systemic Design? Practices Beyond Modeling & Analyses, offering a working paper describing the systemic design “landscape” in...

SDA Practice

SDAprofessional SDA has championed a movement toward pragmatic practice. There are dozens of presentations and papers available on RSDsymposium.org. A best practice example is the Systemic Design Toolkit, originally introduced at RSD7 (2016). The idea is that a...

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SDAMembership The SDA has grown through the RSD Symposia to become the home community for serious scholars and educators in design systemics. Ours is a worldwide community of advanced practitioners leading pragmatic approaches to systems-oriented design for complex...