Through the use of Systems Thinking (e.g. Checkland and Howell, 1998) and SenseMaking theory (e.g. Weick, 1995) with an Idea Networking approach (e.g. Hassanli et al, 2014), the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the potential and mechanisms required to develop these tools. The aim is greater awareness among researchers, in the humanities, of the possibilities of collaborative mobile data collection, so that the right questions are asked, that lead to the design and development of better research tools.