Our collaboration with ESB Networks is a finalist at this years Digital Business Ireland Awards (DBI) in the Electrical, Technology Website of the Year category.
ESB Networks website and PowerCheck application gives real-time information on electricity outages and restoration times across Ireland. Allowing electricity customers to check their power status, track and report a fault & apply for a new connection.
ESB Networks supplies electricity to 2.3 million homes and businesses across Ireland. As custodians of the nation’s clean energy future, they ensure the national electricity network operates safely and efficiently. This is achieved through continuous investment in networks, services, technologies and customer touch points.
About DBI Awards
Digital Business Ireland, the country’s largest representative body for digital and online businesses, received more than 500 applications across 21 categories in the first round of entries.
An independent judging panel consisting of representatives from leading Irish and global companies such as Microsoft, Trustpilot, DHL, and Byrne Wallace, was assigned the task of selecting five finalists across the various categories.
The Winners are set to be revealed at an Awards luncheon on March 3rd 2023.
WONDR collected 4 Global Design Awards for digital exellence at this years Vega Awards.
In addition to the 3 Vega Global Digital Awards we collected earlier in the season, WONDR have been awarded another GOLD for ‘Best Energy Website’ for our work on ESB Network’s website and PowerCheck application.
This year the awards programmes had over 1,000 submissions from 20 countries worldwide. The International Awards Associate (IAA) organised the Vega Digital Awards to celebrate digital excellence worldwide, recognising the very best in Websites, Video, Mobile, Social, Animation, Marketing, and Podcasts.
The judging panel was comprised of 22 highly respected and experienced professional experts from 10 countries, who selected three of our entries as winners.
This year, we collected 4 awards in total.
Best Insurance Website
AA Insurance Ireland won a gold Centauri Award for ‘Best Insurance Website’ at the 2022 Vega Global Digital Awards.
This is WONDR’s 8th Vega Global Digital Award since 2021, showcasing the skill and vastness of our talented team. Winning awards in various industries from eCommerce, Energy, Insurance, Services & Utilities, FinTech, Banking & Finance, Social Networking and Beauty & Cosmetics.
In total WONDR has collected 50 Design Awards, with 22 won in the past 12-months from some of the world’s most prestigious design programmes, including the Webbys (USA), UX Design Awards (Germany) & the Lau Awards (Spain).
We’re pleased to announce that our work with ESB Networks was the Winner of Best Energy & Utilities Website at the 2022 Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.
This years awards were evaluated across six categories of criteria—visual design, content, layout and navigation, complexity, innovation and significance—and selected through public voting with more than 6,200 votes cast.
The ESB Networks website serves as a public face to the utility where users can register new connections, report faults, submit meter readings and also get real time updates on power outages in their area.
For more than a decade, the Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards have recognised exceptional global digital experiences that deliver to their customers and end users.
The contest was open for all Sitefinity platform deployments that were launched or significantly upgraded in the past year. Progress technology is used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises, including 1,700 software companies and 3.5 million developers.
“We are proud to honor ESB Networks & WONDR at this year’s Sitefinity Website of the Year Awards.”John Ainsworth EVP - Progress
Aisling Walsh Customer, Brand & Social Manager - ESB Networks
We're so proud to have won this global award. We wanted to ensure a better user journey for our customers and this award is important recognition that we delivered on this.
About ESB Networks
As part of ESB Group, ESB Networks are licensed to build, operate, maintain and develop the electricity network in the Republic of Ireland. With over 2.3 million electricity customers across the country, the brand plays a key role in keeping Ireland’s power network active & connected, whilst enhancing the network with the latest smart & sustainable technology.
Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR
ESB Networks have been benchmarked globally as a best in class utility brand, this award reinforces this.
WONDR are proud to announce that 2 of our recent clients are finalists at the Annual Progress Sitefinity Awards.
Public voting along with a panel of experts will determine the winners in the respective categories. The voting will start on April 6th and will close on April 20th. People can vote in just one or more of the listed categories. One thing to keep in mind – only one vote per user will count.
We’d welcome your support by voting for these brands so there is 🇮🇪 Irish representation amongst this years global award winners. Winners will be announced on May 26.
The details on the finalists are as follows:
Dermot O'Shea Founder - WONDR
WONDR are experts in designing for global energy & utility brands. These nominations further validate the reach, quality & impact of our work as we help brands move to smarter & more sustainable energy solutions.
Barra, Emma, Ophelia, Darwin…some of the more memorable Irish storms in recent years. Storm season can mean fallen power lines, a delay in planned maintenance and, ultimately, disruption to electricity supply.
In the era of remote-first working, ESB Networks is under even more pressure to keep their customers informed so they can minimise the impact on their day.
Enter PowerCheck. It’s the application that provides the public, businesses & the media with real-time fault information on all major electricity faults across Ireland.
In 2020, the ESB Networks team identified that PowerCheck needed new functionalities, so we worked alongside them and their development partners to create a user-friendly, intuitive application that was accessible for all.
Delving into analytics highlighted that over 88% of users access PowerCheck on their mobile devices. This makes sense as most people in a power outage may be relying on their mobile data to access the internet resulting in thousands of users trying to access Powercheck at the same time.
From the get go, the ESB Networks team were very cognisant of keeping the user at the centre of every decision as otherwise their call centres might experience surges in demand when people lose power.
Peter Delaney Director of Product
We had to be mindful of designing something light with a minimal load time. Someone with a 3g connection in a remote part of Ireland had to be able to access info they need quickly rather than calling.
We ran nationwide user testing to gather opinions from residential, commercial and farm customers to ensure the design answered their needs when their power went out, therefore reducing the pressure on the call centre.
While the application is constantly evolving in line with user needs, the PowerCheck application is now live and ready to guide Irish people through the next storm season.
Foreword by Oisín Hurst – Director of Brand Strategy.
I never stop to ‘smell the roses’ (as some people say). I’m not entirely sure as to why. Usually, by the time a product or project has been completed, my mind needs to quickly pivot towards the next challenge. In truth ‘needs to’ isn’t quite accurate. It’s more of a habit than a need. But after seven years, maybe it’s time, as a team, to pick out a few favourites. So here they are.
I enjoyed working on the KBC website redesign, I felt a part of each step in the process from start to finish, I was able to leave my mark and am really pleased with the final result.
Pet Drugs Online
It was the first eCommerce project I had the opportunity to work on from the beginning. I learned a lot working with this client (UX/UI). With the level of knowledge and expertise applied, we achieved a really positive result.
ESB Real-Time Visualisation
It was the mission where I learned the most. The application we created was different from anything that existed before, All while helping ESB to save millions.
Likha Digital ExperienceClément's Pick
I loved being able to explore animations on this project, I learned a lot and I think it’s one of the cleanest projects I’ve coded.
CSSDA Website of the Year 2018
There’s a whole host or reasons, working on an international showcase experience, pushing the project knowing that it’ll be seen by industry peers around the globe, the concept itself was so much fun.
But actually the biggest reason is the level of collaboration. We, as a team, sweated every detail, movement, effect and interaction.
Sinead & Suganthini’s Pick
Sinead This was the first time I was exposed to fast prototype user testing and it was a great insight into WONDR’s ways of working. It shows the value, rapidly testing the design with users can bring.
Suganthini My first ever project; working as part of an experienced team, I’ve learnt so much in a short time and really developed as a designer.
Every person in Ireland visits ESB Networks at some point in their lives, so it feels like we’re making a really important contribution to people across Ireland who depend on info from networks during storm season.