How much of your intranet home is red (irrelevant) vs green (directly helpful for staff)?
Articles tagged: design
Designing for mobility goes beyond just small screens and touch interactions, to encompass the user’s context and tasks.
There are three approaches to delivering mobile functionality for staff: native apps, mobile web or hybrid apps.
Intranet redesigns involve a huge amount of work, so how do we make this the last big redesign that’s needed?
Visual design is important for intranets, and great work by design agencies is key to this.
The digital workplace offers a compelling vision of the future, but the right foundations must be in place.
Organisations with a strong public brand and reputation are under growing pressure to deliver an intranet to match.
Intranet redesigns truly succeed when they address longer-term strategy, management and governance issues.
Including a tickertape on the intranet homepage can be an effective way of communicating real-time updates.
While broadly like any other intranet project, SharePoint intranets bring unique opportunities and challenges.
Intranet teams, and business stakeholders, often underestimate the length of intranet projects.
Intranets can’t afford to be useful but ugly, and inspiration should be drawn from modern web design standards.
Intranet projects are challenging, and it’s easy for teams to fall into common traps that can undo the good work being done.
There are many different uses for the intranet homepage, and a balance must be gained to meet business and staff needs.
Getting the right visual designer for your intranet or website project is critical.
Public-facing websites often have a strong marketing element to them, but do intranets need to be as polished in their design?
Over the years, we have published a vast amount of information on intranets. In this article, we attempt to wrap up all the activities that form part of an intranet design (or redesign) into one concise checklist.
Out-of-the-box, search doesn’t work, and there is a small (but vital) piece of work needed to design and tune the search solution.
Organisations are almost always better served by separating out the design and the CMS, and sourcing these from different providers.
An intranet homepage policy is tool that can provide some welcome support to intranet managers as well as providing a clear direction to business units and senior managers on the use of the homepage.
It is not enough to focus an intranet redesign on just the home page, global navigation and page layout.
The industry is finally accepting responsibility for providing accessible websites and intranets. Yet, a great deal of misunderstanding continues to surround the subject of accessibility.
Intranet content and tools should be aggregated, to help staff find required information, and to complete key tasks.
Creating strong information scents allows users to confidently find desired content on websites and intranets.
Much can be done to simplify search results pages, to make them easier to use for all staff to use.
Explores the advantages and disadvantages of using ‘under construction’ on an intranet.
Using a ‘strawman’ design in the early stages of a project can help to overcome many of the difficulties in the design process.
AGIMO Better Practice Checklist, for staff responsible for intranets, including those in website or intranet teams.
A case study describing how to deliver a successful searching solution. Provides guidelines on user interface design, indexing configuration, search engine weightings and more.