With disparate systems hosting relevant employee information and training, our customer needed a consolidated way to service its internal employees digitally. Using our Communities offering I helped envision a future-state portal that would provide access to everything from training to general FAQ's all in one place.
Role & Timeframe
Customer Discovery, Wireframing, Concept Development
For NDA purposes the customers Brand has been replaced
Siloed internal data was detracting from employee efficiency. This not only slowed down the business but also hindered scalability over time.
Scoping Employee Needs
Serving the customers employees across the company, it was important to take into consideration the needs of many different audiences for this design. It meant anticipating needs and trying to include everyone's priorities within a single community.
"I want need some sort of guide on how to complete confusing tasks"
"I want to see how I'm being measured and where my performance can improve"
"I want to find answers to FAQ that my team members might not know"
Embedded training modules through Salesforce Trailhead
Access to internal instructional videos for development/onboarding
Want a customizable dashboard of role-specific metrics
Answers to internal questions, added/edited by employees
Profile user page giving access to favorited material
Surface important articles and content within the industry
Ideation & Documentation
Wireframing this project was key in exploring how the user would navigate the page and view content. I knew the page would be the main hub for all employees and had to create multiple interfaces to find out what would be most helpful for new vs. pro users. The documentation was key for pulling various pieces together as we continued to understand the customer's must-haves and preferences within the community.
Main - Landing
Main - Landing Alt. Navigation
Demo's - Sub Page
" We want just a simple overview to click around and get a glance at the community content without clicking all the way through. A look into some of the content from the home page, to view the most important information. "
Taking in the feedback above, when arriving on the home page I wanted users to have the ability to see at a high level what each sub-navigation consisted of. By clicking along each tab, users would be presented with the most recently surfaced information and metrics, even having the option to "see more" if needed for each page.
Making users aware of when new content became available was a key piece of the community page. People weren't going to come back unless they had new information to see. Leveraging smart recommendations allowed us to show relevant articles based on historical data and trending topics based on overall employee engagement.
Trending in Banking
For the profile page employees wanted the ability to save important content. I once again used the bucket system to allow for storage of each piece of content within the site. This meant employees could return to relevant training or knowledge articles.
Here is an example of the page hierarchy from the home page down to an individual training demo. I wanted to maintain a similar styling throughout the parent and child pages to make a more cohesive site.
While designing the "vision" for our customers might be the ask. Sometimes those visions can't always be replicated. For this project, I wound up being required to fit within the limitations of our communities product. Thus, I worked with our demo engineering team to come up with a viable MVP solution.