Intranets Articles & Videos

  • Remarkable Organizations and Challenges, Fast Development, and Small Teams Define the 2021 Intranet Design Annual Winners

    Winning intranets were created quickly; and all winners welcomed expertise and assistance from outside agencies.

  • How Wellcome Trust Developed an Award-Winning Intranet

    Wellcome Trust’s winning intranet, Trustnet, is the product of a user-centered design, a clear product vision, in-house development capabilities, and Agile development.

  • Intranet Design Annual Winner Preview: The UN Intranet-iSeek

    The United Nations’ intranet, The UN Intranet-iSeek, consolidated many separate intranets to align and connect employees as they carry out their important work.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2021: What Makes Them Great

    The 2021 Intranet Design Annual winning teams exhibited a capacity to swiftly pivot, as well as compassion and empathy for employees.

  • Intranet Vision

    A clear vision gives the team something to aim for, and this is especially important for intranet projects, which often involve contributors from many different departments or functions.

  • Opening Links in New Browser Windows and Tabs

    Carefully examine the user’s context, task at hand, and next steps when deciding whether to open links to documents and external sites in the same or a new browser tab.

  • How to Organize COVID-19 Information on Your Intranet

    Interviews with intranet designers and case-study analyses show that designers are positioning COVID-19 content on intranets all in one place and are making it easy to find and consume.

  • User-Centered Intranet Redesign: Set Up for Success in 11 Steps

    Before designing an intranet, appoint a leader, align with stakeholders, get user feedback, derive an intranet vision, create user-related artifacts, and assemble the right team.

  • COVID-19 Content on Your Intranet

    Interviews with intranet designers show that intranets are responding to COVID-19 with frequent updates, information about staying healthy, and tools to aid virtual work.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2020

    Overview of the year's 10 award-winning intranet designs, including better search, connecting employees, team information, and content management.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2020: What Makes Them Great

    Clear vision, Agile development, and the goal to connect coworkers are what distinguishes the best intranets.

  • What Every Intranet Needs: Reflections After 20 Years of the Intranet Design Annual

    Communication, credibility, collaboration, consistency, and a central place that organizes policies, forms, and all the tools offered in the digital workplace are some of the marks of successful intranets.

  • Content Management on Intranets: Centralized, Distributed, and Hybrid Models

    Three different content-management models enforce who creates, owns, and publishes intranet content.

  • Tool Abundance in the Digital Workplace: Trendy or Troublesome?

    With an abundance of digital workplace tools available today, organizations must carefully approach tool curation to preserve employee productivity and their workplace experience.

  • 4 Noteworthy Intranet Design Trends in 2019

    Striking trends from this years’ Intranet Design Annual include user-targeted search, core task support, launch fanfare, and integrated access to key tools.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2019

    The winners of the Intranet Design Annual award improve digital workplace support through better (often federated) search, surfacing data, and actionable visual design as well as easier access to key apps and business tools.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2019

    Winners are from large and medium-sized organizations from around the world; they had short development time and small teams who relied on both internal resources and external help.

  • Branding an Intranet

    The name of the intranet, its logo, and the visual relationship with the company’s external website are key elements to consider when establishing a brand and an identity for your intranet.

  • Intranet Design After a Merger or Acquisition

    Building an intranet for a newly expanded organization calls for empathy, balance, and often some resistance toward upper management.

  • Field Studies Should Inform Intranet Redesign

    Observing users in their natural work context unveils mismatches between users’ and designers’ mental models and builds empathy with end users.

  • Intranet Vision

    A clear vision gives the team something to aim for, and this is especially important for intranet projects, which often involve contributors from many different departments or functions.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2020

    Overview of the year's 10 award-winning intranet designs, including better search, connecting employees, team information, and content management.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2019

    The winners of the Intranet Design Annual award improve digital workplace support through better (often federated) search, surfacing data, and actionable visual design as well as easier access to key apps and business tools.

  • 10 Things Executives Should Know About Intranets

    A good intranet increases productivity and can be an excellent motivational tool. Intranets are vital to an organization's success and requires executive support. Learn what management can do to support better intranets.

  • Persuasive Techniques for B2B and Intranets

    Tips for simplifying decision-making and engagement on B2B and intranet sites.

  • Industries Impacted Most by UX (Jakob Nielsen)

    Industries such as technology and e-commerce have reaped the rewards of good UX. Other sectors such as B2B and Intranets are following suit.

  • Best Intranet Design Trends of 2018

    This year's intranet design winners focus on simplified designs, large headline text, and links to social sites.

  • Remarkable Organizations and Challenges, Fast Development, and Small Teams Define the 2021 Intranet Design Annual Winners

    Winning intranets were created quickly; and all winners welcomed expertise and assistance from outside agencies.

  • How Wellcome Trust Developed an Award-Winning Intranet

    Wellcome Trust’s winning intranet, Trustnet, is the product of a user-centered design, a clear product vision, in-house development capabilities, and Agile development.

  • Intranet Design Annual Winner Preview: The UN Intranet-iSeek

    The United Nations’ intranet, The UN Intranet-iSeek, consolidated many separate intranets to align and connect employees as they carry out their important work.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2021: What Makes Them Great

    The 2021 Intranet Design Annual winning teams exhibited a capacity to swiftly pivot, as well as compassion and empathy for employees.

  • Opening Links in New Browser Windows and Tabs

    Carefully examine the user’s context, task at hand, and next steps when deciding whether to open links to documents and external sites in the same or a new browser tab.

  • How to Organize COVID-19 Information on Your Intranet

    Interviews with intranet designers and case-study analyses show that designers are positioning COVID-19 content on intranets all in one place and are making it easy to find and consume.

  • User-Centered Intranet Redesign: Set Up for Success in 11 Steps

    Before designing an intranet, appoint a leader, align with stakeholders, get user feedback, derive an intranet vision, create user-related artifacts, and assemble the right team.

  • COVID-19 Content on Your Intranet

    Interviews with intranet designers show that intranets are responding to COVID-19 with frequent updates, information about staying healthy, and tools to aid virtual work.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2020: What Makes Them Great

    Clear vision, Agile development, and the goal to connect coworkers are what distinguishes the best intranets.

  • What Every Intranet Needs: Reflections After 20 Years of the Intranet Design Annual

    Communication, credibility, collaboration, consistency, and a central place that organizes policies, forms, and all the tools offered in the digital workplace are some of the marks of successful intranets.

  • Content Management on Intranets: Centralized, Distributed, and Hybrid Models

    Three different content-management models enforce who creates, owns, and publishes intranet content.

  • Tool Abundance in the Digital Workplace: Trendy or Troublesome?

    With an abundance of digital workplace tools available today, organizations must carefully approach tool curation to preserve employee productivity and their workplace experience.

  • 4 Noteworthy Intranet Design Trends in 2019

    Striking trends from this years’ Intranet Design Annual include user-targeted search, core task support, launch fanfare, and integrated access to key tools.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2019

    Winners are from large and medium-sized organizations from around the world; they had short development time and small teams who relied on both internal resources and external help.

  • Branding an Intranet

    The name of the intranet, its logo, and the visual relationship with the company’s external website are key elements to consider when establishing a brand and an identity for your intranet.

  • Intranet Design After a Merger or Acquisition

    Building an intranet for a newly expanded organization calls for empathy, balance, and often some resistance toward upper management.

  • Field Studies Should Inform Intranet Redesign

    Observing users in their natural work context unveils mismatches between users’ and designers’ mental models and builds empathy with end users.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2018

    The winners of our 17th Intranet Design Annual came from diverse industries and relied on a combination of internal resources and external intranet help.

  • Bad Icons: How to Identify and Improve Them

    Related links are often chunked as a set, each with an icon. One bad icon hurts user interaction. A set of bad icons is worse because it amplifies confusion, adds clutter, and wastes screen real estate.

  • 10 Best Intranets of 2017

    The winners of our 16th Intranet Design Annual came from diverse industries and relied on a combination of internal resources and external intranet help.