Two different kinds of graphic design mindsets competing on the intranet

Did you know there are two different kinds of graphic design mindsets competing on the intranet? Let me call them ”company brand graphic design” and ”graphic user interface design”. Often, an intranet project work with both at the same time, but in my opinion it’s really important to know the difference, and also to decide where on the intranet and in other systems one or the other of the design mindsets should dominate. Continue reading “Two different kinds of graphic design mindsets competing on the intranet”

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The difference between the desktop intranet and smartphone intranet

Below you can see the homepage on our new intranet, to the left in a smartphone, to the right in the desktop. Continue reading “The difference between the desktop intranet and smartphone intranet”

The right intranet for us

There is no such thing as a generally good tool; there are only tools good for particular jobs. Contrary to the hopes of countless managers, technology is not an infinitely elastic piece of fabric that can be stretched to cover any situation. Instead, a good social tool is like a good woodworking tool–it must be designed to fit the job being done, and it must help people do something they actually want to do.
Clay Shirky: Here Comes Everybody, p 265

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The intranet and native apps

Remember when every unit, division and subsidiary in an organisation thought they needed their own web site? Local IT technicians with their own servers under the desks. Dreamweaver. First page always about the ”happy gang of 23 employees” eager to promote themselves. This was 15-20 years ago.

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Building the core intranet templates

Last Friday we ordered the core intranet templates to be installed in the WCMS. A great day and a start of the next stage in the intranet project. Hopefully we will have them up and running by Oct 30. After that we can start produce content for the core structure. Continue reading “Building the core intranet templates”