Can an intranet be beautiful?

Intranet Benchmarking Forum holds contest to find the most aesthetically pleasing internal sites.

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When you hear a description of a good company intranet, what kinds of words do you expect to hear? Streamlined? Navigable? Organized?

How about beautiful?

“We live in a world where function is seen to be as very important, but beauty isn’t,” Paul Miller, CEO and founder of the Intranet Benchmarking Forum, said in the latest episode of the IBF’s Intranets Live program. “We’re so attuned to the idea that aesthetics don’t matter.”

But beauty can “contribute to the richness of the experience” of visiting an intranet, Miller said, so IBF is launching another “My Beautiful Intranet” competition, in which companies upload screenshots of their intranets in the hope of having theirs named the fairest of them all at the IBF 24 event in May.

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