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We’ve started running (design) critiques here at OVO

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Why critiques and some thoughts on improving our process. I'm Todd, a UX Designer here at OVO and I've been involved in organising and running critiques (crits) within the UX team over the past few months. No-one in the UX team had much experience with crits…

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Delighting customers by thinking beyond energy

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OVO launched Boost, a Pay As You Go (PAYG) energy brand, in 2017. With PAYG, you need to keep your energy account topped up with credit to ‘keep the lights on’. Boost’s main product, ‘Smart PAYG+’, lets customers do this through a smartphone app linked to thei…

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What's in a DatePicker?

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When it comes to UI for choosing a date, there isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' solution.…

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Component-based design. What even is that?

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TL;DR The benefits of designing & developing with components in mind. Want to know how to get started with a componentised design system? Read on. So what is Component based design? This approach is not new or uncommon, but seems to be surrounded with an…

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Our first experience of running a design sprint

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This is a story about our first time running a GV style design sprint. If you’ve never heard of one before, you can read about it here As you may already be aware, the energy industry as a whole is pretty complex, even for those of us who have worked in it fo…