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.
The UX, hard work, and the fast feedback that can help design a better intranet.
This article from Anne Gibson genuinely surprised me, and I want every comms and intranet person to read it.
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.
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.
Nathanael strongly suggests designing for people, rather than designing 'for your brand'. Apple, Google, Microsoft, prick up your ears.
Download this one-page Image Editing Crib Sheet to help (you and) your intranet contributors use photos appropriately.
"This is the intranet design you've been looking for..."
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...
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!
News stories on my intranet ‘fall off‘ the front page after two days and ‘disappear’; at least as…
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.