The Mayors Challenge: Unleashing the power of public prototyping

February 21, 2018

Despite a growing number of successful government use cases, prototyping remains pretty unusual in the public sector. That’s partly because the tools and techniques haven’t jumped the private-public sector divide. It’s partly because of the “experts culture” that prioritizes what well-trained professionals believe to be the best ways to address problems. And it’s partly because public-sector leaders are uncomfortable sharing rough ideas that still need work. Governments typically see more down- than upside in admitting that they don’t always have all the answers.