All entries for the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC) Intranet Home Page Design Competition have now been submitted. This was a competition open to anyone to design a USEFUL intranet home page. The winner of the competition, decided by the most votes, will receive an Amazon Kindle Fire.
To view the entries, you can either:
- scroll down and view the screen shots (click the screen shot to view a larger version), or
- click each link below to view a large screen shot.
Once you have viewed each entry, you can:
Vote for which intranet home page you think would be the most USEFUL to its employees.
Voting is open until January 2, 2012.
The entries are below:
- COBI (City of Busselton Intranet) - Jonathon Crabtree
- MyCo Intranet - Mike Gallers
- The Customizers - Sonja Madsen
- Unbranded 1 - Glenn Zanatta
- Smart & Savvy - Tara Clark
- CSL - Jan Haig
- Alberta Blue Cross - Michael Lalli
- Everything Everywhere - Simon Chesterman
- Smart & Savvy Solutions 2 - Gabriele Sani
- Unbranded 2 - William Thomas
- Jimmy - Jonathon Crabtree
Descriptions of each entry are below:
1. COBI (City of Busselton Intranet) - Jonathon Crabtree
This design provides aggregated news and calendars from all departments for organisational newsfeed, and allows personalisation and quick searching for tools, docs and people.
User engagement promoted through submitting departmental and informal news and providing status updates that translate to user profile page.
Links in top left accordion menu are personalised and can be customised by clicking on the menu item title. The tag field is calculated from several metrics – hits, time on page, user ratings.
The tab menu at the top provides quick access to company info, resources, forums and wikis and user profile page for staff directory.
2. MyCo Intranet - Mike Gallers
The homepage is the aggregation for important content from across the whole portal. The 2nd level landing pages aggregate content from that domain. With this homepage, it obviously has portal navigation and search by content type.
Also the first task it accomplishes is recent news in an engaging format. Then there is also an 'activity tracker' which lets you know what is going on in the sites you are member of.
The right rail is a little more fun, with recent searches (company buzz), ratings of local eateries, weather for your location and/or locations you visit frequently for work, and then recent blog posts.
3. The Customizers - Sonja Madsen
- Metro style with large buttons used to make intranet easy to use on mobile devices (Ipads, phones etc.)
- Breaking News - displays the most important news
- Corporate news - displays 4 latest news with "More news" link to a News site
- My Department Site - displays latest department news
- Company Calendar: displays corporate activities to come
- Orange buttons on the right are links to corporate intranet content: such as Tools (Register time, work related content, employee discussions, buy&sell...), Templates (sales contracts), Meeting Rooms and Links
- Grey buttons on the right are links to Carl Alexander's personal content such as a profile page, subscriptions, recent documents, Carl's project sites and Carl’s personal links
4. Unbranded 1 - Glenn Zanatta
An intranet homepage should provide a useful portal to the wealth of information and business data contained across the software and servers of any organisation.
My solution uses a set of task-oriented focusboards to provide a snapshot of this disparate information in a unified and consistent way. Visible information is relevant only to specific task types, minimising overload and helping the user avoid distraction.
The screens are designed to provide a consistent experience across desktop and mobile platforms, with the focusboards becoming a launchpad for more specific user processes like finding documents, working with email, or manipulating data. Switching focusboards is as simple as a mouse click or a finger swipe.
With this approach, the intranet homepage becomes a functional environment immersing the user in everything needed to complete their job on a daily basis.
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5. Smart & Savvy - Tara Clark
The Smart & Savvy intranet brings together offices from around the globe on a sleek, social intranet. The Smart Connections area is a “wall” that employees can post questions, comments and share their wins at the company.
Project videos are presentations, educational webinars and videos that offices around the globe share with one another. The city and time zones are included as a useful tool for the international offices. Global Meetups is a way for employees to connect in their cities. My Team links include all of the useful information that an employee would need.
The quick poll gets employees involved by asking their feedback about the site. Smart News gives offices the opportunity to highlight their business success. Work Smart houses collaboration tools like forums, suggestions, discussions and much more!
6. CSL - Jan Haig
We have designed our homepage to include:
- Major announcements of global company-wide interest, upper left
- A series of icons, upper middle, quick-linking to areas designated by employees as most used/requested
- Stock price, local time/weather, upper right; our business travelers can also click to weather at other company locations
- Three information/content buckets, across the middle row, customizable to each specific location’s news, etc. (the sample displays King of Prussia, one of our main locations in Pennsylvania, USA).
- Links across the bottom row to content at our other geographical sites, for employees who want to check out what’s happening at other locations
- Header links to feeds, comments, translations, and “how to’s”
7. Alberta Blue Cross - Michael Lalli
Employees can use Intrablue for their latest news, events, documentation, training and much more! All the major information about events can be found on Intrablue. A photo gallery enables employees to view and comment on pictures from past corporate events.
Each department has their own section and intranet editors can update their own content to increase the efficiency of their department. We used a horizontal menu as our global navigation. Each department has their own vertical flex menu because it is useful for organizing a vast majority of content. We want our Intranet to be professional, simple, and easy to use.
8. Everything Everywhere - Simon Chesterman
The homepage is all about company news and features a consistent top navigation bar with a sub menu to make navigating the site quick, logical and easy. The main news feature auto rotates through 5 of the latest articles and users can manually jump between these using the left and right arrows. Below on the left is the main news roll-up with pagination navigation at the bottom. The icons in the news roll-up show when it was published, the publishers name and how many comments have been made. The right hand column has the most popular and common user task in one place, a directory look-up, a customizable links section, location information and food menus and jobs search links. The site footer provides links for popular tasks and partner sites.
9. Smart & Savvy Solutions 2 - Gabriele Sani
A digital workspace needs to give to each user all the tools s/he needs to work - form the office or remotely. This submission is an attempt to reach this goal, proposing a customizable homepage that is a mix between a dashboard and a user profile to highlight the connection between the user and his/her own tools, while drawing attention to the content that the users should be aware of.
10. Unbranded 2 - William Thomas
Navigation to the site through a mega menu which enables access to content three levels deep. Labelling provides clear distinctive scent to users. This navigation allows the homepage space to be dedicated to helping the user achieve their primary tasks. Personalisation exists across the page. The main area can be customised to drop in work panels that can be brought into focus. Access to user’s tools, forms, feeds and information on their work day. Communication and collaboration is catered for with integrated messaging and instant access to shared documents. CEO Blogs, and News is secondary but easily accessible.
11. Jimmy - Jonathon Crabtree
- Top navigation is mega-menu drop-down for sub-navigation matching site structure
- Featured articles appear in slideshow
- Daily calendar of events, select month to view events in that month
- Corporate news (latest 3 articles)
- Upcoming events (next 3 events)
- Informal/social posts (latest 3 articles)
- User customised panels on right, can select favourite contacts, documents, links. All content on intranet has “add to favourites”
- Search staff or documents from top navigation, or whole intranet
- Status message appears in phonebook
- Banner ad space at top
- Link to page author at footer to notify of errors or omissions
If you haven't already, don't forget to vote for which intranet home page you think would be the most USEFUL to its employees.
The winning entry will receive a Kindle Fire and will also be intereviewed by the Worldwide Intranet Challenge.