London South Bank University
London South Bank University wanted to redesign and redevelop their intranet to make it cleaner, less cluttered and more modern. LSBU's aim with the new intranet is to help colleagues easily find the information they need and help them carry out their work. Cameron & Wilding helped design and theme the new intranet, which now enables colleagues to collaborate with one another and external partners much more quickly and easily.
The aim was to deliver a simple, fast, social and intelligent intranet platform in cooperation with the LSBU development team to enable greater staff engagement with the organisation and optimise internal staff communication and collaboration.
LSBU wanted to give the new intranet a clean, simple, but visually appealing layout. It needed to be fully responsive and adhere to the LSBU brand guidelines.
The project budget and timelines were very tight so we had to make sure we made quick decisions and minimise unnecessary feedback loops in order to be as effective as possible. That approach kept the project on track in terms of time, scope and budget.
We started the project with a UX workshop where all the stakeholders, team members and decision-makers were invited. We mapped out the project goals, business requirements and target audiences. We also developed a design matrix with the desired look and feel of the future intranet, which enabled us to create wireframes and designs with improved user experience in a time and cost efficient way.
When the project started, the back end technologies and approach hadn’t been finalised by the internal LSBU development team so it was important that we were able to develop the theme independently, whilst keeping each other informed of the solutions and progress. We had to make sure the teams were working towards the same goals despite being distributed.
We introduced a fully Agile workflow with LSBU, which they had never implemented before. This involved getting the stakeholders committed and aligning Agile methodologies with institutional decision making processes to make the project delivery smooth and predictable.
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We have delivered a fresh and engaging design with a fully responsive theme, built with reusable components that are easy to integrate by the LSBU internal development team. The key benefits are:
A modern, clean design that follows LSBU guidelines and provides better user experience
An easy to integrate theme with reusable components
A rapid prototyping tool
Cost and time efficient project delivery following agile methodologies
Accessibility meets WCAG 2.0 standards