Sensing and sense-making.

We create new tools for data collection, processing, and analysis in complex environments.

Our Toolkit

An integrated set of tools and strategies to help governments, organizations, and communities navigate complex environments.


1. Frame

Frame challenges from a system perspective. Develop research and design methods for revealing and shaping the logic of complex systems.

2. Sense

Use local and remote sensing, social and field research, quantitative analysis, and qualitative assessment to generate practical models.

3. Model

Build spatial, visual, qualitative, and quantitative models of complex system dynamics.

4. Design

Design social and technical programs, services, and infrastructure interventions to amplify positive effects.

5. Act

Implement the interventions developed through the modeling and design process.

6. Learn

Gather feedback to refine models, improve design strategies, and increase the effectiveness.