From proposal to product

Publication Date March 10, 2017

Knight launched the Prototype Fund in 2012 to help innovators push media, journalism and civic information projects forward by giving them an avenue to build fast, fail forward and learn quickly. “From Proposal to Product” highlights insights from the early years of the Prototype Fund. We designed the program out of a belief that human-centered design along with an iterative approach to technology development produces better results. The process made room for mistakes, but also discoveries. 

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