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OVO Tech Blog

Our journey navigating the techosphere


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Continuous learning: An introduction to Clojure.

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Hello, my name is Despoina and I recently joined the Kaluza Orion Flows team as part of an early careers scheme for Futureproof graduates. Futureproof is a 13-week bootcamp that teaches web-development to STEM graduates, and equips them with sought-after skill…

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Focusing teams on the right goals by mapping outcomes

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Product teams are often pulled in many directions. Overflowing backlogs, requests from stakeholders, and endless new feature ideas make it easy to lose focus. Stepping back and discussing the high-level impact the team wants to achieve is a great way to cut th…

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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…