TOMY International is global provider of innovative, high-quality toys and nursery products. Working closely with an internal team of developers, IT specialists, and brand managers, we reimagined the TOMY employee portal as a powerful tool to connect team members, share resources, and celebrate accomplishments.
Our client initially tasked us with:
We conducted an audit of the current TOMY intranet portal to look for opportunities or spaces to potentially meet the project goals. We conducted informal internal digital surveys to employees of all levels across the organization to gain insight on any pain points or issues.
Our main takeaways were the current portal lacked intuitive navigation and ease of use. Users found it difficult to locate items and to upload/share documents with team members. Another challenge was filtering the visibility of posts of users by region, teams, and groups they were members of.
Our initial design strategy was to create a user interface more in line with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, as well as incorporate elements and features found in collaboration tools like google drive, and slack. An interface that TOMY employees are more familiar with and comfortable using.
Next we created a mood board with elements and colors. Then applied those to more detailed wireframes to get more detail.
After meeting with the team and talking to members across departments. Received feedback on these areas
Items of focus: