Norwegian version

Practice Oriented Systemic Design

Continuing education

Learn how to design concepts for and in complex situations! In this course, you will be challenged to take a role as a practice oriented systemic designer - facilitating, managing, and designing systems, service and product solutions, and strategies for implementation. The course is a collaboration between Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway and L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France.

  • Admission Requirements

    Target group and admission requirements:

    We welcome candidates from a wide range of professional backgrounds. This course thus, aims to educate students to develop greater understanding and ability in dealing with complexity in a broad range of disciplines. An interest and understanding for how design processes operate is desirable, although we also welcome applicants from other backgrounds where innovation and development are central.

    To apply for this course you need:

    • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification
    • CV
    • A letter that outlines your motivation for applying for the course, and how you think this might benefit your professional practice.
  • How to Apply

    Application deadline: 1 September

    You apply via Søknadsweb (, where you fill in your details and upload all the required documents.

    Please note this course will only run subject to receiving a sufficient number of qualified applicants.

  • Costs

    Tuition fee of NOK 26 000 + semester fee.

    In addition, there will be expenses for a possible stay at the partner institutions (travel and accommodation).

  • Content

    In this course, you will be challenged to take a role as a practice oriented systemic designer - facilitating, managing, and designing systems, service and product solutions, and strategies for implementation. You will combine methods from both design and game dynamics in order to engage users and consumers towards behavioural and systemic change.

    The skills, knowledge and insights you will attain during this course are

    highly sought after in both the private and public sectors, especially within the rapidly growing service and systems design field, systemic product design, and academic design research.


    The course is for you who are interested in:

    · designing concepts for and in complex projects on an

    · international platform built on the

    · research- and practice front within systemic design with additional design methods from

    · game dynamics that stimulate users and consumers to become engaged towards behavioral and

    · systemic change


    Teaching and learning methods

    The most important teaching and learning methods for this course are: workshops, group work, lectures based on conversation theory, discussions (conversation theory based), studio courses and tutoring. Physical attendance and digital course, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

    The course is planned for students to meet in groups physically and through digital media.

    The participants will be encouraged to use cases from their own professional working life in this course.

  • Course Description

    For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (

  • Group Sessions Spring 2022

    The schedule for spring 2022 will most likely be similar to this year's schedule as shown beneath. The updated schedule for 2022 will be published this autumn. 


    Information regarding the course running in the spring semester 2021. 

    Group Sessions Spring 2021


    Information meeting for Norwegian students and staff – arranged on digital media

    • 10 February, 14:00-15:30

    March Week 9

    Workshop I, Systemic Design – arranged respectively at OsloMet campus Kjeller and Nantes campus*

    • 1 March, 09:00-17:00
    • 2 March, 14:00-17:00
    • 3 March, 09:00-17:00
    • 5 March, 09:00-17:00

    March Week 10


    • 10 March, 14:00-17:00 – arranged on digital media

    March Week 11

    Workshop II, From data to action – arranged on digital media

    • 16 March, 14:00-17:00
    • 17 March, 14:00-17:00
    • 18 March, 14:00-17:00
    • 19 March, 14:00-17:00

    March Week 12


    • 26 March, 14:00-17:00 – arranged on digital media

    April Week 14


    • 7 April, 14:00-17:00 – arranged on digital media

    April Week 15

    Workshop III, Game Dynamics in Systems – arranged respectively at OsloMet campus Kjeller and Nantes campus*

    • 13 April, 09:00-17:00
    • 14 April, 14:00-17:00
    • 16 April, 09:00-17:00

    April Week 16


    • 23 April, 14:00-17:00 – arranged on digital media

    May Week 18

    Workshop IV, Implementation – arranged on digital media

    • 3 May, 09:00-17:00
    • 4 May, 14:00-17:00
    • 5 May, 14:00-17:00
    • 6 May, 09:00-17:00
    • 7 May, 14:00-17:00

    May Week 19


    • 12 May, 14:00-17:00 – arranged on digital media

    May Week 21


    • 26 May, 14:00-17:00 – arranged on digital media

    Final Turn in: 10 June 2021

    Systems Maps (visual map) + additional movie or animation


    *The intention was to arrange physical joint meetings with Norwegian and French students in March in Nantes and April at OsloMet, but due to the corona situation, the planned physical joint meetings in spring 2021 are carried out as separate physical meetings in Norway (for the Norwegian students) and France (for the French students). There will also be digital communication both during and between the gatherings. NB! OsloMet is monitoring the development of the Covid-19 situation closely and will make adjustments if necessary regarding the physical meetings in week 9 and 15 by turning them into hybrid or digital workshops if the situation will require it.

Questions about This Course?

Contact the academic coordinator if you have questions about the content and teaching of this course:

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    Contact the administration if you have questions about admission requirements and how to apply.