Saturday, 15 August 2009

Organisational timelines

Time is one of the most effective ways of organising information. Organisations should put timelines on their websites and intranets with as much date-related information on them as possible: both events (happen at a single unit of time, e.g. day) and periods (happen over a multiple periods of time). Each entry on the timeline should be a link to further information.

The user should be able to filter the information by tags, such as appointments (showing when board members were appointed and left) and publications (when a document was published). An internal intranet timeline should act as a wiki so any staff member can add events.

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