Intranet foundations – purpose, strategy, design, and planning the roll-out
You might only launch one brand new intranet in your career, but you may well revamp several. So a robust approach to the design and planning of your intranet is something every intranet manager needs.
Intuitiveness and making a better intranet
The UX, hard work, and the fast feedback that can help design a better intranet.
An alphabet of accessibility issues
This article from Anne Gibson genuinely surprised me, and I want every comms and intranet person to read it.
Dashboards as intranets – alternative designs (review)
Personal dashboards, that show real-time data and one's tasks, are probably the next necessary step for intranets, but these three layouts conceived by web designers are missing the rest of the intranet.
Just getting stuff done on the intranet
Menus menus menus. Curated lists of ‘how to do’ stuff are great, but sometimes the simplest list is the ‘killer app’ of your intranet. Try the ‘I need to...’ list, and help your people get things done fast.
User experience as a core function of design (getting it wrong)
Nathanael strongly suggests designing for people, rather than designing 'for your brand'. Apple, Google, Microsoft, prick up your ears.
Image editing crib sheet for the web or intranet
Download this one-page Image Editing Crib Sheet to help (you and) your intranet contributors use photos appropriately.
Jedi mind trick web design
"This is the intranet design you've been looking for..."
User centred or Department centred? Intranet design
I'm designing a potentially massive intranet' the biggest hurdle is breaking people's expectations that it can be 'just the same but better than the current one'. The current intranet is very very poor. Please help me decide if 'user centred' design is the right way forward, or if I should just let our Departent Silos do as they wish...
Does your intranet launch when you log on to your work computer? (Poll)
Wedge hates the idea of the intranet launching as soon as you log on to Windows, but he has to consdider the benefits, even if he can't contain or hide his infuriation!
The disappearance of front page news – how do your readers find your intranet news stories?
News stories on my intranet ‘fall off‘ the front page after two days and ‘disappear’; at least as…
Seven easy intranet improvements to make this month
I have had this role for one year. What have I done to our intranet? Not enough. What will you and I do in the next month or so? Plenty more.