BIG QUES­TION

In the fast-paced world of web de­sign and de­vel­op­ment, a lot can hap­pen in a year. So what are the most im­por­tant take­aways from 2015?

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What was the big­gest les­son you learned in 2015? We asked the pro­fes­sion­als

Jen­nifer Pahlk a

We started to build a prod­uct this year, and the team had dif­fer­ent ideas about how we would eval­u­ate its progress. We learned some hard lessons about putting clear mile­stones in place and get­ting ev­ery­one aligned about what they mean. We’ve emerged stronger and bet­ter po­si­tioned to help gov­ern­ments work bet­ter us­ing it­er­a­tive, user-cen­tered ap­proaches to tech­nol­ogy. It was good for us to take a dose of our own medicine!

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