Usability and information architecture (IA) are core areas of expertise for intranet teams, and all organisations should take steps to build this expertise internally.
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It is not enough to focus an intranet redesign on just the home page, global navigation and page layout.
This article explains a quick and effective technique for assessing whether your home page is an effective gateway to site content.
Rather than embarking on a major project at the first sign of problems, consider tactical solutions such as the redesign of the home page.
There is a worrying trend emerging in the field of information architecture: organisations are attempting to finalise site structures without evaluating their effectiveness in the…
This article introduces information architecture and provides guidelines for how to create an effective information architecture.
Using a ‘strawman’ design in the early stages of a project can help to overcome many of the difficulties in the design process.
Escaping an organisational structure for your intranet is not easy, but will deliver many business benefits.
Card sorting is a very simple method of working with users to come up with a usable information design. A valuable tool for all information…