How Important is Intranet Design?

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How Important is Intranet Design?

By | 2017-09-15T09:50:04+00:00 September 15, 2009|Best Practices, Intranet Software|

I recently posted a question on Twitter via TweetDeck

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I must have hit a sweet time to post this question because I received some amazing responses, and it was great to see that everyone gave high marks.  The average was 9/10 for importance on intranet design.

The following feedback hit the mark for me.  I hope you find them as inspirational as I did, and thanks to everyone who responded to my tweet!

@wamurgis
Importance of intranet design depends on how you define it. For us, it’s visual, interactive, and emotional. 10 out of 10.

@markmorrell
For intranet design i would say 10/10 for making it functional and usable with no bells and whistles or flash designs.

@stacylwilson
Intranet structure, nav & labeling first. Design must support usability. Ease of use comes from doing the others well.

@cunningpike
I give it an 8 – if it looks like a lash-up, people will treat is as such.

@shih_wei
Re: importance of design, 10. Poor design drives users away, no matter how great content is.

We often encourage our customers to spend some time considering intranet design, to use the built-in themes provided in our intranet software Intranet Connections, and to think about how to utilize the home page widgets,  grouping menu items,  and where to feature content.  All very important considerations  in overall intranet design and usability.

If you are interested in further intranet design ideas, here are a few other posts that you might want to check out

Is Your Intranet Stale? How to Get Back on Track 
Leveraging the Power of Your Intranet
Intranet Connections:  Customer Intranet Slideshow

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By | 2017-09-15T09:50:04+00:00 September 15, 2009|Best Practices, Intranet Software|

About the Author:

Carolyn Douglas, Founder of the software Intranet Connections, started her endeavor of creating intranets out of a passion to cater to employees rather than technology. Her philosophy is your intranet can have all the bells and whistles but without employees using it, your intranet is gathering dust. This commitment to simple and easy to use intranet software, combined with amazing customer service that delivers the best of employee engagement ideas and practices, has secured Intranet Connections as one of the leading intranet solutions since its inception in 1999.

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