Leveraging the wisdom and experiences of communities

Sprying’s Active Sensemaking allows people to add relevant meaning to their stories, narratives and anecdotes, revealing valuable insights for wise actions

Scale Qualitative and Quantitative Research of Complex Human Systems

Are you curious about what is really going on in your organization, institution, your customers, in your communities, or in a marketplace?

Spryng makes it uniquely possible to gather, collate, process, and analyze rich human data in ways that unearth what really matters, making sense of people’s lived reality in their current situations.

Surveys can be useful, but they typically discard important contexts, which can confound results. Spryng, on the other hand, makes room for context and meaning, allowing the information that matters to emerge from the experiential data. So, when you combine stories with meaning, in the right context – you arrive at a nuanced, context-sensitive approach to learning, change, and leadership.

Lots of time and resources are wasted on solving the wrong problems. Through Spryng, you can ensure that you better understand the situation and the landscape of potential actions. This understanding helps you get to the roots of issues as sophisticated and nuanced as you need and prioritize the things that really matter. This is worth its weight in gold in terms of efficiency and resource deployment.

Capture Resonant and Relevant Insights Easily

Built for both PhDs and laypersons

Spryng is used by the curious with various backgrounds, roles, and research experiences to understand and act wisely in many complex situations..

Trusted by well-known practitioners and consultants


Looking at real lived experiences keeps us grounded when thinking about the future, and it allows us to think about how grand shifts and changes in society in the future — how they will play out on the ground, in real lived experiences.

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Dr. Robin Pharoah

Director at Future Agenda

This powerful tool captures stories and reflections of individuals and aggregates them into patterns for the whole. The simple visualization and analysis techniques allow sense-makers to zoom in to see local situations and zoom out to get a sense of the whole. We work with patterns across the whole range of human systems, and Spryng is the best platform we’ve found to make meaning and find shared understanding for indivduals and groups of all kinds.

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Glenda Eoyang

Director at Future Agenda

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Queen’s University and IOM is using Spryng.io SenseMaking software with 3,000 refugees and migrants from Venezuela, providing real-time, anonymous data on gendered experiences, including GBV risks related to sexual exploitation, IPV, survival sex, and trafficking, as well as capturing women’s perspectives on available services.

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What is Spryng.io?

Spryng is built on the insight that we, as human beings, make sense of our lives and contexts through stories—we experience patterns and interpret them with ‘stories’. Spryng leverages this natural human sensemaking by allowing people to share and interpret their individual experiences. Spryng yields a rich set of nuanced data that combines both qualitative data of the experiences and stories and quantitative data of interpretations provided by contributors. These data are kept connected and can be explored via the uniquely powerful but intuitive capabilities of the Spryng platform. Using Spryng’s data analysis tools, the two kinds of data can be cross-referenced and correlated, revealing patterns of meaning within the system being studied. Insight into these patterns provide levers of opportunity for shifting the system towards desired outcomes. Spryng includes tools and methods for building and facilitating stakeholder conversations involved in the creation, deployment, and analysis of an Active Sensemaking project, along with practical advice and good practice ideas.

What does Spryng provide to an organization?

Spryng makes it possible for organizations to understand people in ways that have not previously been possible. By making sense of the untapped wisdom from stories and narratives, the platform helps decision-makers to focus on the right problems and make smarter, more effective decisions. This is only possible by using a tool that can handle the unique complexity and non-linear thinking that humans are known for.  Spryng gives organizations the capability to codify those learnings and craft the actions that will cause positive ripple effects across the rest of the organization. Just as a telescope or microscope amplifies the natural human ability to see, the Spryng.io platform provides a variety of means to amplify our natural human ability to notice and respond to patterns in complex human systems.  More importantly, it makes it possible to discern patterns of human systems at scale, including the ability to monitor how patterns shift and respond to adaptive actions that are intended to effect desirable outcomes.

Who should consider joining Spryng?

Leaders, Internal and external Organizational Development consultants, HR leaders and consultants, market researchers, Agile coaches, ethnographers, community engagement specialists. Our software is not for everyone.  It’s specifically designed for organizations that can see beyond the numbers and the shallow metrics that too often purport to identify success.  It’s for people who take stories seriously and want to leverage those unique insights.  It’s for organizations that aren’t satisfied with the status quo and strive to create a mission-driven organization that provides a great experience for all stakeholders. It’s also for enlightened  forward-thinking consultants who want to bring this fresh paradigm to their clients.  Whether you’re in organizational development, market research, or strategic foresight, this software can help you align your clients with the actions that they need to take to transform their organization for the better. This is for the curious and committed to help forge and pioneer transformations that people struggle to do on their own. It can stretch and enable people to think and work better as Spryng enables real engagement and a real commitment to the people you serve.