Convening and Co-evolving Systemic Design

The SDA was formed to convene educators, practitioners, and researchers to co-evolve an interdisciplinary field over the long term.

RSD11 proceedings

The Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design, RSD11 is representative of the whole RSD11 experience—submissions and reviews, RSDX and the University of Brighton event. Producing the proceedings was a brilliant experience that advanced systemic design and the repository.

A growing base of research

The field emerging as systemic design has jumped ahead to engage societal issues now recognised as ever more important for designers to address, ranging from design for health and well-being, quality of life, socioeconomics, urbanization, policy design, and cultural development.


The featured resources are uniquely associated with their launch or development at RSD symposia and have continued in development for research, teaching, and training.

Featured books

Recent and upcoming books in systemic design and from SDA authors are featured.

Academic programs

Higher education programs and customizable degrees that include systemic design courses, traditional and new media design, and social science methods courses that round out a systemic design concentration.

SDA membership

Join a worldwide community of advanced practitioners.


The Systemic Design Association will send you quarterly updates on systemic design and activities in the SDA network. During the annual Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD) Symposium timeframe SDA will send brief updates related to RSD keynotes, papers, and workshops.

RSD11 event updates, program content, and proceedings are posted on