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.
Check the programme's semester start page (student.oslomet.no). Here you will find the course description, curriculum and schedule.
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
- 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: 4 January 2021
You apply via Søknadsweb (fsweb.no), where you fill in your details and upload all the required documents.
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation only applicants residing in Norway will be eligible for admission in 2021.
Please note this course will only run subject to receiving a sufficient number of qualified applicants.
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.
For more information about this course, take a look at the course description (student.oslomet.no).
Group Sessions Spring 2021
Information regarding the course running in the spring semester 2021.
(The specific dates will be announced soon).
March Week 9
Module I, Acculturation - arranged respectively at OsloMet campus Kjeller and Nantes campus*
2 meetings, tutoring and group work
March Week 11
Module II, Design as Practice - arranged on digital media
April Week 15
Module III, Game Dynamics in Systems - arranged respectively at OsloMet campus Kjeller and Nantes campus*
2 meetings, tutoring and group work
May Week 18
Module IV, Designing for Change - 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 February 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.
Tuition fee of NOK 26 000 + semester fee.
Questions about This Course?
Contact the academic coordinator if you have questions about the content and teaching of this course:
Contact the administration if you have questions about admission requirements and how to apply.