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Why User Experience Design is Important for Your Intranet

 

Companies of all sizes often suffer from miscommunication - between executives and middle-management, between departments, between locations, etc.  Whether you're trying to collaborate on a document, send an announcement to your team, or gather feedback from your entire department,


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Jordan Weaver

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Design,

Intranet Tips

9/1/16 8:30 AM

Corporate Intranet Design Trends

 

A well designed corporate intranet helps increase productivity and communication among employees.  The process of designing a great intranet starts and ends with the people who use it the most - the users.  Reviewing the top intranet designs of 2016, as determined by ...


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Alice Zheng

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Design,

Intranet Tips

8/3/16 8:00 AM

How to Create a Custom SharePoint Search Box with jQuery

 

Have you had the task of branding an out of the box SharePoint search box?  It’s not the hardest of things to do, but it can still be a bit of a challenge to get it to look exactly how you desire.  In this how-to, we will be exploring another solution that isn’t as headache inducing, and we get to have a little fun with some ...


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Brian Aydelotte

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SharePoint,

Design,

Development

7/21/16 7:00 AM

How to Use Icon Fonts in SharePoint

 

Icon fonts are some of the best and easiest ways to add some visual aid to your websites.  They add increased flexibility with your design because they can be altered through CSS.  A quick web search for Icon Fonts will show you the vast amount of fonts that are available these days.  In this quick how-to, we’ll be using Google’s ...


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Brian Aydelotte

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Design

6/22/16 9:00 AM

How to Style SharePoint 2013 Web Part Titles

 

Here is a quick and simple trick on how to get some customization out of your web part titles.  The out-of-the-box styling of SharePoint web part titles is pretty basic.  This tutorial will help you spice up those titles in no time.  Adding a little flair never hurt, right?


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Brian Aydelotte

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SharePoint,

Design,

Development

5/24/16 9:00 AM

How to Brand SharePoint Navigation

 

SharePoint is a great tool with seemingly endless uses.  From intranet solution to public facing website, SharePoint has many functions and is used for various purposes.  How SharePoint looks out of the box, however, is not necessarily pretty.  If you want to create a better user experience on your SharePoint site, a great way to ...


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Brian Aydelotte

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SharePoint,

Design,

Development

4/19/16 11:30 AM

How To Create a Better User Experience on Your Intranet

 

Are you looking to improve your intranet's user experience?  There are a few basic elements that you can pay extra attention to that will drastically help to drive user adoption, engage employees on your intranet, and encourage communication across the board.  Here are a some things to keep in mind, whether you’re improving your ...


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Jordan Weaver

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Design,

Intranet Tips

4/14/16 9:00 AM

3 Social Intranet Features That Promote User Engagement

 

Too often we hear from our clients about past intranet solutions that none of their employees wanted to use.  At Codesigned, we focus on making SharePoint solutions that are both functional and engaging.  Not only do we spend time designing user-friendly interfaces, ...


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Jordan Weaver

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Design,

Intranet Tips,

Employee Engagement

7/17/15 4:00 PM

3 Intranet Features That Change The Way You Work

 


Too many times, companies try to roll out an intranet to employees that is neither intuitive nor easy to use. What follows after roll-out is a lack of user adoption, frustration from the project stakeholders who have spent a lot of their time working on the intranet, and in a few months, a detrimentally underutilized digital ...


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Jordan Weaver

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SharePoint,

Design,

Intranet Tips

3/3/15 3:34 PM

3 Tips for Designing for User Engagement

 

When organizations have trouble with intranet user adoption, the underlying culprit often has to do with issues surrounding the user experience. When an intranet isn’t designed so that users can quickly find what they need, people simply won’t use it. Our new solution Intranet is designed in a way that will motivate user engagement instead of ...


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Zachary Wall

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Design

1/29/15 3:26 PM