Organizations have been looking for efficient and effective information communication to create and sustain a competitive advantage. The recent surge in the Web has created new interest in intranets as an alternative for cost-effective and boundaryless information exchange. Amid the interest, one of the problems in develop- ing intranets is a dearth of design methodologies. This article presents an intranet design methodology focusing on the navigation and user-interface designs. Based on various classification schemes such as attribution, the navigation design organizes information into global and local structures using the concepts of metainformation structure and information structure. The user-interface design utilizes Minsky’s frame to map the elements of the metainformation structure and information structure onto the actual user-interface objects.
Lee, Seung, "IDM: A Methodology for Intranet Design" (1998). ICIS 1998 Proceedings. 6.