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Our journey navigating the techosphere


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Designing products through data

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In UX design training bootcamps, we are often told to rely on qualitative research more than we do on quantitative data. This makes sense: qualitative information helps foster empathy with our users, giving us a direct understanding of what does and doesn’t wo…

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My journey into product and our growth as a team

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Hi, I'm Alena, I joined the Orion Flows Product team 9 months ago in my first role as Product Manager and I'd like to share our story with you. Team: "So, what are we doing?" 4 faces expectantly looked at me.Me: "Errrrrr, I guess we look at some tickets?”Has…

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WFH Engineering Diaries - #5 🏡

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I think we can all relate to this one! Sarah Beharry talks to us about adjusting to more time at home, shares some handy advice around style of working and why taking time for yourself is really important. Tell us about your position here at OVO and what your…

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Using behavioural economics to help customers save up for winter

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In 2018 we launched Boost’s Winter Wallet; our first article explored how we delighted customers by thinking beyond energy; today we’ll look at how we improved the service. Winter Wallet was our response to a problem we found through discovery research: pay-as…

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WFH Engineering Diaries - #4 🏡

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For our 4th diary entry we have Tudor Zgureanu who is a Software Engineering Manager at OVO. Tudor sheds light on productivity working from your living room/dining table/cupboard under the stairs (or in his case, coffee table by the sofa). What is your role he…

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WFH Engineering Diaries - #3 🏡

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Up next is Amelia Laundy who is a Software Engineer based in Bristol in the Orion Energy Platform team. Amelia has some great tips for working during these strange times and puts the rest of us to shame with her latte art. *quickly searches for espresso machin…