Intranet Design Annual: 2021

Learn from the 10 best intranet designs of 2021. This 629-page report is the only place to find this information, with 235 full-color screenshots of before-and-after designs, which are usually protected behind the organization's firewall.

Lessons learned from winners can help you start your design ahead of the game. Plus, comprehensive expert reviews, case studies, detailed best practices and annotated screenshots keep you up-to-date on current trends and challenges that you can use to improve your own intranet design.

The report includes an accompanying file with full-size versions each intranet image contained in the report.  

The winning intranets were chosen through an expert review, based on design and usability, from an international field of submissions.

Article: 10 Best Intranets of 2021


The case studies and summary sections comprise many topics. The list below includes a few of these.

  • Comprehensive case studies of winning intranet designs
  • COVID-19 Pandemic-related elements, such as virtual work, remote communication and collaboration, and health-related support for employess 
  • Applied Design Thinking, Agile, and Lean development processes
  • Tips for incorporating successful design patterns and best practices into your intranet 
  • Lessons learned by award-winning intranet teams
  • SharePoint, Office 365, and other technologies’ implementation
  • Tips for improving the intranet design process
  • Rapid iterative development
  • Working with external developers and design agencies
  • User and stakeholder involvement 
  • Intelligent responsive design
  • Mobile first
  • Legacy enterprise applications (and how they relate to mobile)
  • Branding support
  • Commenting and social features
  • Personalization and customization
  • Information architecture and navigation
  • Quality images, graphics, and infographics
  • Content strategy
  • Content management and author support
  • Teams and sizes
  • Project timelines
  • Governance structures
  • Successful launch plans
  • Support and help
  • Return on investment and measures of success


More Intranet Design Annual Reports

2020 Intranet Design Annual 

Intranet Design Annuals (2001-2019)