Featured open source projects
A tool that enables voters to find registration centers and verify their details through web or SMS in order to participate in the electoral process.Learn More
A ‘plug & play’ toolkit that journalists and civic activists can use to find and embed interactive data visualisations sourced from official sources and sorted by geographical region.Learn More
A tool that looks at how much Tanzanian households pay their domestic workers and uses this to determine whether the workers can in return sustain their own households.Learn More
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Define what failure looks like at the start of a project.
Correlation doesn't equal causation, so make sure you have further research so you don't lead people astray.
Can you explain a process so that people really understand it well before you build the system to contain the process?
People, when asked what they want out of a project, will optimize their existing workflow instead of inventing a new one.