Web Design, Interaction Design, Information Architecture
The challenge was to create a clean, but information-rich internal employee directory that felt distinctly "Square." While the tool needed to include team information and profile editing, by far the most common use would be quick look-up of an employee, so the landing page puts focus on the search field and typing immediately switches to matching search results. Given that faces are often more memorable than names, photos are part of the results from the start.
An individual profile itself provides a hierarchical cascade of information, starting with basic identity, contact information, then including tertiary information such as team, tags, and org position. This area was designed to be modular and accommodated additional functionality, such as calendar information.
Photos of employees, known as "Squares," are always shown in the distinct Square logo shape. As a bonus, the landing page begins with a Square logo at center which soon crossfades to showing various employee photos.