What makes a big difference
It’s clear that an award-winning intranet isn’t just your average intranet. It combines functionality with added-value for everyone.
In 2002 Nielsen Norman Group consultants estimated that
productivity levels inside a well-designed intranet solution are 43% higher compared to a poorly designed corporate network. Implementing an intranet that includes the latest digital solutions will also consolidate the adoption process and increase productivity.
UX Design is defined as the set of means implemented to design an interface that fully meets each user’s usability needs. The objective is to provide the best possible user experience and encompass all aspects of user interaction. UX design applied to a website means:
Accessible – Ergonomic, consistent design with easy to use and intuitive features
Credible – Ordered information that creates a natural functional flow
Responsive – Usable by all users regardless of the digital medium (smartphone, tablet, desktop)
On the other hand,
UI Design concerns all visual characteristics that will create a pleasant and useful interface for users. User interface design is focused to maximize usability by making user interactions as simple and effective as possible. In the website it translates to:
Visible – Make an impressive product launch to attract users from the very beginning
Attractive – Create an appealing, visually pleasing and well-constructed interface
Easy – Make relevant information easy to reach, thanks to intuitive navigation and personalized content and notifications.
A successful interface facilitates task completion without drawing unnecessary attention to itself. At the same time, good intranet design provides an aesthetic appeal which enhances users’ ability to make the most of the solution’s features.