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Creating Adoptable Business Solutions

Posted by Adam Krueger on June 28, 2017

User adoption is more than a buzzword - it’s what drives many of our decisions along the road from solution conception to implementation.

Before tackling the challenge of user adoption, one must answer the question: “what if we are successful?” If the user successfully adopts a given solution, what are the intended outcomes? We call these business objectives.

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UI Design Vs. UX Design And SharePoint: What's The Difference?

Posted by Adam Krueger on February 3, 2016

Microsoft developed the SharePoint platform to be useful for a number of different applications. However, that flexible functionality doesn’t replace the need for user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design. Both are necessary to create a website that’s easy to understand and use.

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Podcast Episode #7: Making SharePoint Mobile Friendly

Posted by Jenny Lynch on December 4, 2015

On this Digital Workplace Today Podcast, Jill Hannemann & Adam Krueger talk about how to make SharePoint Mobile Friendly. Jill is our Director of Advisory Services, and Adam is our Creative Director here at Portal Solutions. They joined us today to help us understand responsive design, what it is and why it is important.   

Listen to the episode to hear it all, or read the show notes for an overview of the conversation and links to key items we discussed.  

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Think User Research Is A Waste Of Time? Think Again.

Posted by Chris Poteet on September 28, 2015

When you have to solve a problem, it can be tempting jump ahead to the solution stage. But what happens if at the end of the project the fixes implemented aren't in line with what you actually needed?

This is where user research comes in: It helps to identify the business problems that require a solution by understanding users' goals, needs and behavior.

User research is at the forefront of every project that we undertake: It ensures that the problem is being adequately addressed and that you're not wasting your time or money.  

There are the four crucial rules that I follow to ensure that we get the user feedback that we will need to pull off a successful project.

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Unlock The 3 Key Factors That Determine Intranet Success

Posted by Chris Poteet on August 24, 2015

Having a successful intranet can make a huge difference when it comes to running a business. An intranet that is a useful and time-saving portal that users check in with many times a day can really help boost the efficiency and productivity of your business. 

Unfortunately, however, intranets often fall short of the basic needs of both senior managers and employees. Here is a breakdown of the three basic points to consider when it comes to making a successful intranet.

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