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Getting better feedback on your work

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To receive constructive — and effective — feedback, we simply need to ask for it.…

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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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Nebula, explained

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How a design system can help teams build better user experiences Over the past 8 months we have been busily building out OVO Group's design system - Nebula. Since we started we've built 60 components, 55 of which have been adopted across 10 different products…

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Creating an accessibility workshop

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BackgroundOVO's vision is to "power human progress with clean and affordable energy for everyone". This means striving to build our digital products so that people of all abilities can use them. This year we celebrated our Accessibility Community of Interest’s…

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10% time together

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At OVO, our product and tech teams are empowered to spend 10% of their time trying out new ideas and developing skills in ways that benefit the business. This is an opportunity to focus on something outside of planned product delivery. It could mean learning n…

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Christmas Tech Fest-ive

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Following on from our success of the Tech fest I spoke about here, we decided to run another version of this event for Christmas, known as Tech Fest-ivities! This gave teams who didn’t have a chance to talk at the last event a platform to speak about what th…