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Direct charging with D2EV

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What is D2EV?Kaluza is building the zero-carbon energy systems of the future, and our Flex platform enables the smart controlling of a range of low-carbon electric devices. By controlling the charging of these devices, we can optimise to charge at times when t…

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Ben & The Smart Meter Adventures — using comics to communicate user's experiences

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Comics have the advantage of enticing people from all parts of the organisation. They are a compelling artefact that people want to read. Let me tell you about how I use comics in my work.…

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User Research - Your Questions Answered

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At OVO, we practice a user-centred-design approach. Our user research practice has grown fast in the last few years, and is now an integral part of our product development. Given it’s an unfamiliar discipline to some, in this blog, I’m going to answer some of…

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Design, Product, Engineering – a partnership

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Hi we’re Nina and Gav. We work at OVO in design and product leadership roles. OVO has talked before about the importance of close collaboration between product and engineering, but now it’s time to explore how design fits into the equation. To demystify design…

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Governance in the time of Autonomy

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The modern world moves fast. To keep up you need to be able to respond and adapt to changes and new ideas quickly. To support that goal, most modern tech companies have adopted organisational structures made up of small autonomous teams, microservices, and do…

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What I Learnt Designing Barbie Dolls

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Barbie inspires children that they can become anyone they wish. It did for me too. I had the opportunity to work for Barbie after graduating — truly a dream job! I was lucky to be a part of the Barbie legacy and work on fashion dolls, the Barbie Malibu Hous…