Design takeaways from 10 outstanding intranets

So much of communication is visual these days, so creating a visually engaging and easily navigable internal network is essential for staff outreach. Take a cue from these success stories.

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Every successful intranet has its own style, feature set and personality, unique and special in its own way.

Great minds do think alike, though, so some themes and features are common in some or all of the 10 best-designed intranets for 2016.

These may be leading-edge cases, but the trends in their design should spread to mainstream intranets in the next few years. Although every intranet feature won’t work well at every organization, feature trends from outstanding intranets can inspire your intranet redesign.

Stay ahead of the curve and consider taking on some of these intranet design trends now:

1. Help and tutorials

2. Simple, minimalist design

3. Better photos

4. Search evolution

5. Carousels and heroes

6. Fat footers

7. Left-side navigation

8. Social media features targeted at particular topics or groups

9. Video

10. Business communication

Help and tutorials

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