Like spaceflight, truly putting citizens at the heart of development – whether in the US or internationally – can seem impossibly complex. It is one thing to set out to close feedback loops, to want to genuinely adapt based on what citizens tells us they want and need.
Development Gateway brought the latest phase of their work with the Results Data Initiative to Feedback Labs’ collaborative brainstorming sessions, called LabStorms. Here’s a recap of what happened.
The private sector benefits dramatically by participating in closed feedback loops. Increased involvement in end user design drives increases in innovation, rapid prototyping and higher quality products. This is a (logical) phenomenon that is most obviously observed in the tech sector.
By focusing on closing the loop, DustDuino generated valuable lessons learned. Their report, MakeSense: DustDuino, is a must read for anyone contributing to a multipartner innovation, and especially funders of innovation initiatives.
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By identifying the organizations we want to – and realistically can – influence, we are better positioned to establish a norm of “closing the loop”- and knowing how close we are to doing so.
Is this information enough to make a norm shift happen? Open Contracting Partnership extrapolated on MIT’s immersion project to create a graph history to visualize how effectively their communities are interacting.
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