Designing intranet homepages that help employees do their jobs – Step Two Designs

Designing intranet homepages that help employees do their jobs – Step Two Designs

There are many ways to make an intranet homepage completely useless to the people using it, and many reasons why this happens. Even with some great insights into what staff need, it can be a slow process to evolve an intranet and its homepage from useless to useful.

This article looks at a range of homepage examples through the lens of ‘usefulness’…

Explain SharePoint site hierarchy to users through analogy

Explain SharePoint site hierarchy to users through analogy

Examples of analogies that help explain SharePoint navigation structures.

Experience Maps Identify Inefficiencies and Opportunities

Experience Maps Identify Inefficiencies and Opportunities

An experience map is a holistic view of all of the touchpoints or interactions people have with a brand. It enables you to determine a number of key factors:

Best Practices for Writing Interface Text

Best Practices for Writing Interface Text

Moving help inside the interface has many advantages, and there are plenty of best practices for style and format. But the biggest shift in perspective […] is to stop differentiating between the interface and the help content.

UX Myths

UX Myths

UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience design misconceptions and explains why they don’t hold true.

Does SharePoint Destroy Intranet Design?

Does SharePoint Destroy Intranet Design?

As intranet projects benefit from powerful implementation platforms, teams should focus on optimizing the user experience for specific organizational needs, as 4 winning examples show.

Design Patterns: Faceted Navigation

Design Patterns: Faceted Navigation

Also called guided navigation and faceted search, the faceted navigation model leverages metadata fields and values to provide users with visible options for clarifying and refining queries. Faceted navigation is arguably the most significant search innovation of the past decade.

ClickHeat

ClickHeat

ClickHeat is a visual heatmap of clicks on a HTML page, showing hot and cold click zones. ClickHeat is an OpenSource software, released under GPL licence, and free of charge.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Information Architecture

Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they Designers? Developers? Managers? All of the above? In this article we’ll discuss what information architecture is, why it’s related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture.

Mag+ on Vimeo

Mag+ on Vimeo: This conceptual video is a corporate collaborative research project initiated by Bonnier R&D into the experience of reading magazines on handheld digital devices.