After a relaxing end-of-year break, the digital team is back in Heidelberg and raring to get started on our many projects. This week we built a dashboard to help us to keep track of the scope, status and dependencies of our nearly two-dozen projects. Continue reading “Introducing the Digital Projects Dashboard”
The purpose of intra1 was to understand how people currently use EMBL’s intranets. Specifically, we wanted to:
- Understand audience behaviours
- Define audience segments
- Define the functions and the scope of EMBL’s intranets
- Inform the EMBL community about projects to rebuild EMBL’s core websites
We conducted this research with a view to, in the long term, building a new, single, intranet that can serve the entire organisation.
Continue reading “Intra1: outcomes of the first intranet research sprint”
We are looking for EMBL people to help with our intranet user research. By keeping a digital diary you can help us to better understand how you use digital resources in the course of your work and home life. This will help us to design things that work better for you. We are asking for this help with a view to developing a new EMBL-wide intranet over the coming years.
On Tuesday, 18 April we kicked off the first research phase for the EMBL intranet project. This first phase, or sprint, will run until 12 May and we’ve codenamed it ‘intra1’. The purpose of this sprint is to:
- understand current user behaviours
- define audience segments
- establish the scope of problems and the functions of EMBL’s intranet(s)
- communications – informing people that this intranet project is happening.
We are going to be kicking off some long-term projects to redesign EMBL’s web presence. Before we begin, it’s important to establish a clear understanding of what we mean by this. Are we talking about:
- A new website?
- The website?
- All of EMBL’s websites?
We are thinking of this work as 3 distinct projects:
- EMBL’s main website (embl.org)
- An intranet for EMBL
- A website focussing on the scientific services that EMBL offers