Tag: design

Enterprise search? We need some answers on a card.

July 9, 2015 5 Comments by Sam Marshall
Cards

Cards are becoming more common in consumer interface designs: Twitter, Flipboard, Facebook and Pinterest are all developing in this direction, meaning that people in the workplace will be more familiar with them too.

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Department intranet sites – you’ll need two of those

February 12, 2015 2 Comments by Wedge Black
Potter showroom

Is the ‘HR section’ of your intranet by HR for everyone else, or by HR for HR, or both? It’s a knotty question that needs untangling.

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How to spot your intranet is on its last legs

June 24, 2014 1 Comment by Wedge Black
Wrecking ball featured

You mean to get the maximum value from your ageing intranet and try to ‘sweat the asset’, but everything is slowing down and whole sections of the company ignore the intranet. At some point, you have to admit that the system is on its last legs. What are the signs that push you over the edge?

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Should Intranet Managers Ever Listen to their Users?

October 28, 2011 6 Comments by Sam Marshall
Sunrise 500x300

Post-Steve Jobs, there’s been much about how Apple innovates differently, creating demand that didn’t exist before . On the surface, the implication is paradoxical: Apple is famous for usability but doesn’t listen to users. In a great blog post, Jane McConnell made a knowingly-provocative comment on how this relates to intranets: “User research is not […]

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