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Accessibility at OVO

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What is accessibility? Accessibility is about ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can use the digital products we build. This is important because 1 in 5 people in the UK have a disability. We know that as age increases so does the proportio…

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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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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 s…

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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.…