Prettier Employee Profiles and Inline Image Cropping: New in ThoughtFarmer 6.5 Avocado

Since its inception, a key design principle of ThoughtFarmer is to show content in its social context. Content is so much more meaningful when you can see who created it, who edited it, who annotated it, who liked it, and who’s following it. Names and photos display throughout the interface, and they always link back to employee profiles.

Because the employee directory profile is so central to the ThoughtFarmer experience, it was time for a design refresh and upgrade. We completed that work in ThoughtFarmer 6.5 Avocado intranet software release.

We rearranged the layout to make it easier to scan.

Name, title and photo are clustered. Status is prominent. Hard alignment points make for quick scanning of details.

We added the ability to crop profile photos inline.

Cropping an intranet profile photo
No perfect portrait? No problem. Crop yourself out from a bigger photo.

We made it faster to update reporting relationships.

UI for set direct reports
Set your manager and direct reports. And select multiple people you “also report to”, for all those fuzzy management scenarios.

These changes are in addition to the Employee Directory changes we made in version 6.0.

Learn more about the changes in ThoughtFarmer 6.5 Avocado: