I recently posted a question on Twitter via TweetDeck
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!
Importance of intranet design depends on how you define it. For us, it’s visual, interactive, and emotional. 10 out of 10.
For intranet design i would say 10/10 for making it functional and usable with no bells and whistles or flash designs.
Intranet structure, nav & labeling first. Design must support usability. Ease of use comes from doing the others well.
I give it an 8 – if it looks like a lash-up, people will treat is as such.
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