Main conference presentation

What do innovative intranets look like?

James Robertson

Sunday April 13 2008, 3:30 - 4:15PM

Intranets are almost always hidden from view. While good work is being done on these sites, there is little opportunity for new approaches to be shared. With web 2.0 driving innovation on the web, there is increasing pressure to answer the question: what do innovative intranets look like?

In late 2007 the winners of the inaugural Intranet Innovation Awards were announced. With submissions from across the globe, the winning entries represented the US, UK, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.

The goal of the awards was to uncover innovative approaches to the design and delivery of intranets. Uniquely, the awards focused on individual improvements, not intranets as a whole. The field of information architecture has become increasingly engaged with intranets, and their ability to deliver clear business benefits. Beyond ‘best practice’ usability principles, there is much yet to explore about intranets.

This talk provides insights into the winning entries, and provides ‘lessons learnt’ for organisations looking to drive innovation via their intranet.

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