Tag Archives: usability

Implement Your Corporate Design Easily in Confluence

Linchpin Theme Plugin makes implementing your corporate design in Confluence easy

Magenta advertising banners or flyers, a capital “T” and four dots – who didn’t think about a certain large, German telecommunications company? This example shows just how important corporate design is. You’ll find out why corporate design plays an important role in your Confluence system and how the Linchpin Theme Plugin supports the implementation of your specific corporate design in Confluence in this blog post.

Codeyard Building Blocks – Atlassian’s HipChat, Confluence, JIRA, Bitbucket and Bamboo together

Codeyard is our all-in-one-project solution for every Atlassian tool installed, configured and heavily used with your employees. It is a concept to launch approach that most product and service companies need to offer their customers to create value. Let’s talk about the Atlassian tool stack and how users can use it as a holistic solution to delivering value to customers (with or without software).

The Pain of Email Hygiene

Business laptop

Most people suffer from the daily load of emails. I have met people who claim that it is not a big issue, but they also tell me that it’s just because the amount of emails they receive is fairly low. We can all feel the pain that emails create. And most know that the using email is often unappropriate. But how do we know when to email and when to go for a better alternative? That’s unsolved for most people. Most of the time we don’t even know what the appropriate action is. And often we fail to act professionally, although we know better.

Questions for Confluence – Should I be using it and how?

This post is both for people running Confluence and those using it. It tries to help you understand what the benefits of Questions for Confluence (formerly: Confluence Questions) are and why you and your co-workers may want to adopt it. This is not based on quantitative research. What you are reading is my best effort to help you with the knowledge and experience I have.

Sample Intranet Survey for Employees Including Guidance, Tips, Links, and Explanations

A growing number of big corporations is using Linchpin as their intranet technology. There are some, that simply want a fast and reliable result. But others really put a focus on preparation, concepts and a thorough strategy for the intranet rollout. Right now we are in the middle of preparing an employee survey for a new intranet project and this is my effort to contribute to the conception phase and also help you plan your intranet better.

Challenges of migrating a company wiki to Confluence and why it is worth overcoming them (part 2)

Companies that want to convert from their current company wiki system to Confluence must overcome a few challenges: existing users are used to working with the platform, changing systems always involves trade-offs, and transferring existing content is complex and painful. In the previous article, we described these common challenges in detail. In this article, we will explain why the switch to Confluence is still a good idea and why the exhausting migration process is still worth the effort.

Five Second Tests: Measure Content Usability and Get a First Impression in Five Seconds

A usability test, that only takes five seconds? Admittedly, it is almost too good to be true. The reservation against Five Second Tests, a specific form of remote usability testing, is great by and large. Experts traditionally place a lot of value on a clean methodology and clean results. Skepticism toward a new and simpler method is understandable. The attractiveness of Five Second Tests lies undisputedly in its simplicity. Through a link, participants are referred to a page on which they are shown a screenshot of a web site for exactly five seconds. Following, they have to answer questions to this page. Finished.