Including myself, there were 2 members on my team.
The numbers below indicate my level of involvement in key parts of this project.
General Mills required a redesign of their global employee intranet. They wanted a truly customisable experience for their people while still being able to get relevant and important content to the correct users.
Since this portal was to be used for all employees globally, it had to be:
- content had to be tailored and customisable for any level of security granularity
With an already implemented news aggregation service that we were familiar with, we architected expanded functionality which allowed users to easily add and remove keywords to customise their newsfeed to their own individual tastes. Your security group shouldn’t dictate what you see. It may be a nice starting point, but a user’s interests may not align with their current role. They may be interested in shifting careers internally, or do work in multiple departments which may not be realised in their security group. Therefore, we allow users to aggregate anything they find interesting into their newsfeed. Usability was key, and we design an easy-to-use and intuitive interface so users can focus on what’s important to them without the need for training or switching screens.
This was a REALLY cool project that would have been great fun to implement, however we were not the winning bid, so this never made it out of the architecture / design phase.
Other features we planned into this application included:
- location-aware weather widget
- stock ticker
- my events (events relevant to me)
- comments and ratings on news articles