Providing companies with an ecosystem
for their internal communications
In large teams within a layered company structure, it can be challenging to get your message across, to collect feedback from your peers, or collectively get behind a great idea.
Polder is a startup from Amsterdam with a mission to improve this—building towards a platform for companies to streamline their internal communications.
Its name derived from ‘polderen’, a consensus decision-making process originating from Dutch politics where every party has to be heard.
Besides a reference to decision-making, a ‘polder’ is the name for land reclaimed from a body of water. Its appearance of several plots of land, locked in by watercourses, defines the landscape that is so famous of the Netherlands. The logo presents an abstraction of these polders in the shape of a comma and a speech balloon.
In close collaboration with their team, we developed the concept from the start and used these results to design the entire platform.
On the platform, employees – from top-level management to interns – can write papers, which are internal documents shared with the team or entire company. With several paper types, employees can outline their views on a topic, or first gather input and feedback from their team on an idea.
For the writing experience to be a place of focus, we designed a custom editor. It starts as a blank piece of paper, but also acts as a walkthrough to help you write a sharp Position Paper as you go.