Last updated: April 2014
Intranet screenshots are very useful for intranet teams to get a sense of how other intranets are working, and act as a useful reference point for designing or improving their own intranet. They can spark specific ideas, illustrate what is possible to stakeholders or provide an idea of what similar organisations have done.
There are now a lot of intranet screenshots which can be found and viewed online. Some of these are from the intranet teams themselves via organisations like DWG (formerly IBF), while others are from agencies who are showcasing their work. Sometimes agency shots are mock-ups, but they are still useful in conveying layout and functionality. The majority of screenshots are of intranet homepages, but there are also other pages featured, such as user profiles.
Below are a set of resources which link to hundreds of intranet screenshots. This is a good place to start for the discovery phase of an intranet redesign, or if you’re just looking for a little intranet inspiration.
If you need help finding relevant and successful screenshots to help your project or business need, then get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page.
DWG”s My Beautiful Intranet contest 2014: http://www.digitalworkplacegroup.com/news-events/my-beautiful-intranet-2014
DWG’s My Beautiful Intranet (Goes Social) contest 2012 – lots of excellent screenshots: http://www.digitalworkplacegroup.com/news-events/my-beautiful-intranet-goes-social-2012/my-beautiful-intranet-goes-social-entries/
DWG’s My Beautiful Intranet contest 2011 – more good screenshots: http://www.digitalworkplacegroup.com/news-events/my-beautiful-intranet-2011/
Digital Workplace 24 blog – some fantastic screenshots from the May 2013 event are spread through the blog posts: http://www.digitalworkplacegroup.com/category/dw24/
What a modern intranet homepage looks like – great May 2013 presentation from Step Two Design’s Rebecca Rogers with many examples: http://www.slideshare.net/rebeccarodgers/what-a-modern-intranet-home-page-looks-like
The Step Two blog Column Two regularly features articles with screenshots, often from the Intranet Innovation Awards (which I help to run). The blog is at: http://www.steptwo.com.au/columntwo/ Particular posts with screenshots include:
The Intranet Innovation Awards key themes article from Step Two Designs (written by me for the past 3 years) includes screenshots each year.
James Robertson’s Putting Information to Work: the five purposes of modern intranets – excellent white paper from James with lots of illustrative screenshots. Free to download. http://www.steptwo.com.au/columntwo/new-free-whitepaper-putting-information-work-five-purposes-modern-intranets/
Sharon O’Dea’s Pinterest intranet collection has some good screenshots: http://pinterest.com/sharonodea/intranets/
Sam Marshall/ Clearbox’s intranet collection on Pinterest has some great stuff on it: http://www.pinterest.com/clearbox/intranets/
Frederique Garzon’s Pinterest intranet screenshots collection: http://www.pinterest.com/lalachad/intranet-screenshots/
Ellen Van Aken’s collection of intranet launch videos and teasers (not screenshots, but lots of glimpses of homepages through video: http://www.scoop.it/t/intranet-launch-videos-and-teasers
Richard Harbridge’s SharePoint intranet homepages: http://www.rharbridge.com/?page_id=1091
JBoye Intranet screenshot collection: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B93mIfrC1aHMQUxHeEhmcnZ4a1U/edit?pli=1
DigiComms Intranet Screenshots Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/digicommsblog/intranet-screenshots/
Interact Intranet’s sample screenshots http://www.flickr.com/photos/interactintranet/sets/72157624195462336/
Thoughtfarmer customer screenshots http://www.flickr.com/photos/thoughtfarmer/sets/72157605471703479/
Worldwide Intranet Challenge Homepage design competition from 2011 (real and imaginary examples): http://cibasolutions.typepad.com/wic/2011/12/intranet-home-page-design-competition.html
And finally..the other side of the coin. Sharon O’Dea’s Pinterest page with particularly ugly intranets: http://pinterest.com/sharonodea/ugly-intranet/
Are there any key resources I’ve missed out? Let me know! Please add anything in the comments and I’ll attempt to update this page periodically.
There are many other screenshots out there which can help inform your project, meeting, design workshop, business case, stakeholder session, discovery phase or similar, but they are not always easy to find. If you need assistance then get in touch using the contact form below.
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