CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2013
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

The Dow Chemical company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Our Personalized Intranet Portal keeps Dow’s 50,000 employees in over 160 countries connected with each other via this internal web communication portal.

We leverage modern technologies to replace Dow’s existing older portal. In order to provide an easy transition for users, the overall look and feel of our new portal remains mostly consistent with the legacy version.

Our Personalized Intranet Portal is designed around the taxonomy of Dow’s business structure and common functions. Hence, portal navigation is based on this taxonomy.

We support many of the features of the legacy portal. For example, administrators are able to use a survey tool to create and distribute surveys. After users complete surveys, results are displayed as charts in the portal.

In addition, Dow employees are able to publish content such as memos and technical reports on the website within their branch of the company. This provides Dow with the ability to manage their web content easily.

The Intranet Portal is built using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Enterprise, HTML, CSS and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.