Author: Melissa McElroy

SharePoint UX

5 Tips to Improve UI/UX and Adoption

So you have a corporate intranet that’s supposed to be unifying your workforce and helping them collaborate, but there’s one problem, nobody is using it! It’s no longer a secret – If you’re not giving your employees an engaging and modern user experience, your portal is as good as your old Walkman. Using these 5

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UX & Usability – Tools & Resources

There really isn’t a usability bible of guidelines because there are many resources for following standards depending on what you are creating or what platform you are developing on. In light of this, I thought I would put together a list of resource that I use and trust.

We are the Champions

Enterprise Social – We are the Champions!

You can’t do it alone! A successful launch requires a team of people. We know that we are looking for committed people who have responsibility to get the word out and utilize the social network we are looking for, but what types of people are these exactly?

Countdown to Launch

Enterprise Social – Countdown to Launch

So you have support and buy-in from the powers that be at your company to launch a social network, you have the platform setup and you’re ready to “Go Live.” The platform will be ready tomorrow, so you will launch next week, but are you really ready?

Business Integration

Enterprise Social – Continuing to Engage with Business Integration

Think about the amount of time it takes for you to log in to each of these systems to review, create or update the information and make business decisions. Wouldn’t it be nice if the business critical information was at your fingertips? It can be, with social integration.

Empowering People

Empower with people-oriented governance for Enterprise Social – SPR Social Series 8 of 8

There’s no argument that governance is a critical component of any successful Enterprise Social deployment; but the truth is, most implementations begin with little to no governance. Why’s that? Because this promising method of collaboration and communication will not be stuffed into the tight box of control and comply.

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Uncover. Align. Adapt. Refine…with Enterprise Social Analytics – SPR Social Series 7 of 8

How do you take the next step to uncovering and assessing, in an evidentiary way, the extent and benefit of what’s going on? The easy answer is – analytics.

News Feed Action

Enterprise Social News Feeds are all about action! – SPR Social Series 6 of 8

In Enterprise Social, the News Feed (also known as the activity stream or conversation thread) is where the action is. This free-flowing sequence of pure engagement provides the framework for making magic happen.


4 Keys to Successful Community Sites – SPR Social Series 5 of 8

In an enterprise, a Community Site is a place where colleagues with specific common interests come together. In this virtual environment, users share information and insights, exchange ideas, discover experts, collaborate on issues or documents, and offer their expertise.


UX will pay off – Understanding and Implementing Good UX

Next up is talking about User Experience! So we’ve talked about usability in my previous blog, Usability – It’s All About the Users. It was all about ensuring that users can use an interface and find what they’re looking for, but that’s not all there is to design. The next important component is the experience,