Rubius Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a new era of cellular medicines. As part of their rapid growth, Rubius had reached a stage where streamlined communication (along with sharing of information between employees and across departments and locations) had become more challenging and fragmented. In order to maintain and cultivate the great culture already at Rubius and provide a modern, digital means for internal communication, we worked together to create the company’s first intranet in 2019.
As long-term partners of Rubius Therapeutics, we’ve continued to iterate and develop additional Sharepoint intranet services, including features to foster adaption to the world’s increasingly remote landscape. The Artery intranet has not gone without accolades either. The Artery won the prestigious 2020 Ragan Communications Award for Usability Design and received an honorable mention for best-in-class intranet by the MarCom Awards for 2019.
The UX team completed initial rounds of user interviews and surveys to create our initial concept in 2019. Since then, XDS has done additional rounds of user research to develop new community-centric features and updates to assist Rubius in the transition to remote work during COVID-19, i.e., photo commenting and liking, more robust employee or department profiles, etc.