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Data Visualisation Lockdown Diaries - episode 1 & 2

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Episode 1 As we're all sat at home enjoying shorter days and longer evenings, I thought I'd use this time creatively and am launching the Data Visualisation Lockdown Diaries. The objective is to explore fun lockdown-related data stories and share different too…

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From Customer Service to User Experience

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A career in user experience design first came up in a conversation with a friend. I had been exploring design as a new work direction, having realised I wanted a new challenge. I began reading articles and learning about “user experience”, with a growing fe…

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Implementing Figma variants in the OVO Energy Design System

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The release of the new variants feature in Figma had been highly anticipated at OVO ever since its announcement at Config Europe in September of this year. This was something we had been trying to achieve within our system to maintain a clean and consistent li…

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Introduction to energy disaggregation

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Hello and welcome to another data science themed blog post, this time with a focus on energy disaggregation (aka non intrusive load monitoring or NILM - I know this sounds a bit like a school-yard insult but unfortunately it is not). This is the first in a ser…

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Plan Zero Hackathon

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At the beginning of this month we held a fully remote, group-wide Hackathon as part of our company wide Plan Zero week. Plan Zero is OVO's mission to achieve net zero carbon emission by 2030🌍. 16 teams got ready to take on a 24 hour, Plan Zero themed hackatho…

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Why we have taken a Product approach at OVO?

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OVO’s always had a customer-first mindset. It's why Stephen started the business in the first place, to try and make customer service exceptional.   After 5 years, great customer service in the UK energy sector was becoming the norm with the likes of Octopus a…