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Should You Use Wireframes or Prototypes

when Designing a Google Sites-based intranet or Steegle Springboard?

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Overview

A Google Sites-based intranet is tailored to the needs of your organization. It can be a simple site that has all your needs or a sophisticated site for complex firms.

To achieve this, you need an intranet design that works for your employees. The human-centered design (HCD) and best-practice user centered-design (UX) techniques should be used when creating modern Google Sites-based intranets.


In particular, these are the techniques to be used:


  • Prototypes - this is the working version of the pages on your intranet that allows you to access the “live” view even though your intranet is not yet fully-functional

  • Wireframes - provide a sketch or virtual deisign of the pages and shows what functionalities will be provided


So, when designing a Google-based intranet, which one should you use?


Let’s find out!

Wireframes

Wireframing is the traditional approach and is used when there are big and complex systems to make sure that things are intuitive. It’s valuable because it allows your ideas to be refined and formulated. With the use of modern development and simplified UX, a Google-based intranet or Steegle Springboard can be a powerful tool in delivering business solutions.

Prototypes

The advantage of a Google-based intranet or Springboard is that it can build a site in minutes and it’s so much faster in developing prototypes better than wireframing.


  • That is in big bulky and old systems as well as more complex systems like Microsoft SharePoint you should wireframe a lot but you don't have to deal with that with Springboard.

  • With the Google Site’s drag-and-drop feature, you can easily choose elements to be added to the page. When things go wrong, you can quickly correct them.

  • Since Springboard is a cloud-hosted platform, it enables users to view the “live” version of the site right away, instead of having to be built on a development server and then go through stating sites before being released into production.

Creating Functional Intranets

Intranets are considered successful when it is highly usable. With a Google-based intranet, prototyping and designing a modern intranet can be done easily. If the solutions are more complicated, then wireframing is powerful. Either way, there are a range of design techniques that can be used in creating an intranet project.

So… how do you create a Google Sites intranet?

Great question! Steegle is a Google Cloud Partner and has been using Google Sites since 2008. We have developed intranets for large and small organisations with a friendly team using built-in powerful robust and scalable Google Technology as well as our own specially adapted software widgets to make the intranet fly - become a hub of activity where people will want to come back to for years to come.

We can get basic sites customised exactly to your brand and house style within 5-days. You can use our templates for page structures that make sense (being based on the Nielsen Norman ideals of an effective Intranet) as a starting point for your organisation without the need for complex wireframes or project planning. We’ll also be by your side as you start the big task of populating the system and setting it up to fit your company’s culture, and you can get user feedback on your draft site to quickly adapt and change it to meet their needs.

Step one is to get in touch with us so that we can give you a walkthrough of our system. Book a demo to kickstart the process!

Article by Maria Gabrielle

Looking for a customized intranet solution for your organization?

Since 2008, we here at Steegle.com have been delivering intranet development solutions and ongoing support and maintenance for organizations including hospitals and medical institutions. As a certified Google Cloud Partner, we specialize in Google Workspace- based solutions. Give us a call at US ✆ +1 (302) 672 3007 UK ✆ +44 (207) 871 502 or contact us today to view a demo of our intranet solutions, and see how it can help increase employee productivity and save time and money. Click below to learn more about the Springboard Intranet solution.

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