Analyzes the quotidian, embraces the multitude.

Dissensus uses research and design tools called lenses.

Lenses determine the perspective used to look at an object. Each lens shows different aspects, details, qualities and size of the same object. The different lenses used allows the research to focus on the different sizes, shapes and qualities of the actors, organizations, discourses, practices and the relation between these. Dissensus uses three such lenses to scale the field, the data and the analysis. As lenses change, new dimensions, registers, elements and relations become visible, new insights become possible.


Focuses on the flow of everyday life.


Reveals details not seen at first glance.


Establishes the time-space dimension.

Dissensus first determines the lens suitable for each field. Changing its focus allows Dissensus to study feelings and experience, thought and behaviour, perceptions and tendencies  Concentrating on the blind spots and the inconsistencies of life, it tries to identify the gaps and contradictions of the issue at hand. Analyzing the relation between the said and the done, it tries to give meaning to the consistencies and inconsistencies it observes. Thus it is able to see the whole clearly, manage the uncertainties, predict and shape the future. The Dissensus qualitative research and design projects deals with detail because,
  • Detail is where real data resides,
  • Each part bears traces of the whole,
  • Detail concedes the importance the part deserves.