The Open State foundation is positions itself as an open organization for an open society. Together with Nu.nl, the biggest news site in the Netherlands, the project was to build the first web platform that enables people to track, monitor and evaluate politicians on their promises and actions, as reported in the news.
The project was already initiated when Rein was recruited. First an intensive evaluation phase was implemented to determine the current state of the project. Several options had already been explored by the project team, but given tight deadlines, Rein helped steer the project to one selected approach. After an intense period of designing the User Experience, supporting the front-end development and aligning the planning and expectations with the rest of the business, the team delivered the project on time, within budget and with a high degree of innovation.