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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…

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Running a remote Design Sprint

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The before and after of running a Design SprintThe Design Sprint is a practical process for answering critical business questions through generating ideas, rapid prototyping, and testing solutions, all in a few days. Jake Knapp invented the concept at Google a…

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How a few teams got together to reduce carbon emissions from electric vehicle drivers

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EV drivers can play a key role using smart charging technology provided by Kaluza Flex – an intelligence energy unit within OVO Group. Find out more how.…

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Beyond the screen reader

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Pop quiz! If I mention the phrase “assistive technology” what’s the first thing you think of? For me the answer would be a screen reader which nicely illustrates a point Ben Cubbon made in a previous article on this blog, Accessibility at OVO: “often, when acc…

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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…