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RSD13 Call for Reviewers

The peer-review period starts as soon as submissions are complete—no later than April 30—and runs until June 30. Please take a few moments to indicate your availability on the reviewer acceptance form.

Entangled in Emergence

In its 12th year, RSD considers the processes of entangling and unravelling. Even the deepest entanglements eventually unravel; every unravelling is an opportunity for new entanglements to emerge.

RSD12-Toronto Call for collaborators

RSD12-Toronto is a pilot for SDA-Toronto and an opportunity to gauge interest in a collaborative network engaged in building the systemic design community.

RSD12 Concept—2023

Save the date. RSD12 is envisioned as a two-week programme, excluding weekends. The Georgetown proposal is a multi-event symposia concept, connecting systemic design hubs around the world in a sequence of in-person, online, and hybrid sessions. Hub symposia are augmented by a four-hour online program dedicated to full papers and emergent programming.

RSD12 Call for Hubs: Expression of Interest and FAQs

The Systemic Design Association and Georgetown University are ready to receive Expressions of Interest from partner organizations to host one or multiple days of RSD12 as part of the collaborative hub model envisioned for October 2023. Please submit your EoI before March 1, 2023.

RSD12 Georgetown Update

RSD12 organising institution announced—Georgetown University, USA. This year, the RSD12 hub model invites multiple hosts to submit interest in presenting their chosen themes.

Systemic Design Association’s changes in 2022

I want to take this opportunity to make a special wish for the new year that we continue to connect people with design and build a future of peace and friendship. The future is now, and we are responsible for designing a better world.

In memoriam: Klaus Krippendorff

If designers are willing to articulate their mission of creating artifacts that do not already exist, they should find evidence for unused possibilities, not data from yesterday.

In memoriam: Tom Snow

“… ecological design also includes the careful meshing of human purposes with the larger patterns and flows of the natural world”

RSD10 marked a decade of systemic design

From November 2-6, 2021, RSD10 marked a decade of systemic design at TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, one of the world’s leading design schools.

Top Ten in Systemic Design

Unlike RSD’s peer-review process, the 2021 Top Ten for Ten is a simple listicle that’s based on a single criterion: the sheer number of RSD contributions.

Navigating Time Zones

All the times posted are UTC+1, the time zone is in use during standard time in Europe and Africa. Daylight savings time ends in Delft on October 31, 2021; therefore, the times given are CET and UTC+1.

RSD10 Sketchnote Gallery

Sketchnotes capture the big ideas within a complex conversation, are a rich source of signals, and capture the geist of the session.

Hotels and restaurants in Delft

The RSD10 team has compiled this list of hotels, dining, and coffee shops for delegates who will be joining on-campus sessions at TU Delft.

10th Anniversary Ask Me Anything

The AMA is a unique online forum opportunity with Peter Jones and Birger Sevaldson, bringing them together as co-presenters once again so you can ask them, well, anything.

RSD10: What you need to know

The RSD10 program represents 119 new contributions to systemic design, presented as keynote speeches, dialogues, practice case studies, gigamaps, and long and short papers.

RSD10 Partner and Venue: TU Delft

TU Delft is the largest and oldest technical universities in the Netherlands. Industrieel Ontwerpen, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering is one of the world’s leading design schools.

Cumulus partnership to advance systemic design

SDA and Cumulus have set out on a five-year partnership to advance awareness and practice of systemic design. The partnership announcement is an opportunity to spotlight Cumulus and some of our partners in the Cumulus network.

RSD7 Publications

RSD7 publications document six inspiring keynote speakers, three plenary sessions, and 76 papers in downloadable formats.

Books & Beers

RSD7 featured relaxed “learning-and-doing time”. At the end of each day, three decompressing “Books and Beers” events were hosted in the close venue of Eataly. Five recently published books were introduced to the audience and discussed in a more informal environment.

Designing Sustainable Energy for All

Carlo Vezzoli, Fabrizio Ceschin, Lilac Osanjo, Mugendi K. M’rithaa, and Richie Moalosi discuss the design approach and tools used by companies and practitioners. The book is of interest to professionals working in design, industry, government, NGO, and researchers.

Systemic Design Theory, Methods, and Practice

Editors Peter Jones and Kyoichi Kijima present the co-evolving fields of design-led systemics, referred to as systemic design, as distinguished from the engineering and hard science epistemologies of system design or systems engineering.

Introduction to the Proceedings of RSD4—Developing a Systemic Design Research Network

RSD4 Co-Chairs & Editors, Alex Ryan and Peter Jones: A range of compelling intellectual engagements, from Don Norman’s provocations to develop a design practice capable of dealing with significant complexity, to Lia Patricio’s resonant case study and model of integration in the Portuguese health records system, to AP-J’s cutting-edge architectural models.

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