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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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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…

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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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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…