ILUMY is all about digital innovation. That may sound grand, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Yes, we do help clients devise digital strategies and design sophisticated online platforms and apps. But innovation can be small and quick, too. It’s all about looking for new ways to do things better, easier or faster. Big things, but also seemingly little things that can have a big impact.
Russia is getting some bad press recently. So here’s some good news coming to the land of onion-domed churches, oligarchs and – soon – exterior cladding: our client Trespa just launched a Russian-language mini-site. We developed it for them, of course, and used parallax scrolling to make it interactive and intuitive. Have a look for yourself.
On March 18, the sixth annual intranet conference took place at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. This year’s event attracted over 600 visitors – and Plek!
After his speech at the Plek launch in January, it was time for our friend Peter Haan’s own scoop: at an impressively well-organised event in Utrecht last week, he presented the findings of his study into internal social media usage in 76 mostly big Dutch companies and organisations.
Yesterday social business expert Peter Haan spoke at our offices about the success factors for internal social networks within organisations. The occasion was the official launch of Plek, which conveniently coincided with ILUMY’s New Years drinks. His main message: choosing a good platform, such as Plek, is only a first step – albeit an essential one. For a successful implementation a good activation plan is equally important.
Sociaal intranet wordt volwassen
Amsterdam – De Nederlandse start-up Plek Nederland lanceert op 10 december een nieuwe intranet-dienst voor bedrijven. Plek combineert het beste van traditionele intranetten – vertrouwde huisstijl, bedrijfsnieuws, informatie over processen, personeelszaken en faciliteiten – met de voordelen van nieuwe sociale netwerken: directe communicatie, kennis delen, samenwerking faciliteren en medewerkers verbinden met elkaar en de organisatie.
At ILUMY we like to work with talented interns. As from January there are some new vacancies. Check out the join us page for more info.
As a design intern at ILUMY, I am looking into serious games in healthcare. At the moment, this is a real hype in healthcare. But what are they? Serious games are games that do not have pure entertainment as their main purpose. A good example is ReMission, a game in which patients fight against cancer. This raises self-confidence in their rehabilitation and informs them about the disease itself.
Recent statistics from the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC) proved a point most organisations already know: only a small percentage of employees actively contribute to their intranet. And this is how small a percentage:
How often do you use the intranet to:
Plek, ILUMY’s social intranet platform, reached another milestone this week. The Dutch Council for Human Rights officially launched Plek for its 75 professionals at a launch event in Utrecht. The council had been successfully trying out the platform for several weeks after a soft launch at the end of August. Project manager Marysha Molthoff commented: “We are using the intranet for a week and it really looks great! and works perfectly.”
Innovation is disruptive change that makes people happy. We love innovators.