Little rules for designing with data · 18F/doi-extractives-data Wiki: "Do not even think about starting work without the actual dataset you're going to be designing for. If you or your client cannot provide that, do not agree to timelines for any sort of finished product. Helpful language: "Every day my team can't access that dataset will result an equal slip on our launch date." It is true, and tends to get attention. Do you know how many times the mock data turns out to look like the delivered data? Zero times. That's how many. And you just wasted valuable time and effort designing for zero kinds of actual data.
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