Below are proposals to alter some of the Nomenclature of Drupal based on usability testing.
Testing has shown that meaning of “views” is completely opaque to the new user and provides absolutely zero potential for unguided wayfinding. Also “views” conflicts with “view” in the context of content as well as “preview”. We are testing a change to “content lists”
Testing has shown that users cannot understand what taxonomy is or why they would need it. We are testing a change to “categories”.
In response to people not understanding that modules are things you can download to extend your site’s functionality modules was changed to “extend” in D7. We think that this is still not clear to the user and that a verb in the IA is an antipattern so we are testing a change to “extensions”.
The verb “list” appended to menu items has been applied inconsistently: Modules/list, Menu/list links, edit menu. “List” primarily serves to differentiate the list from the edit action as in the case of modules, list, update but the same differentiation can happen if the action item has a verb. . Further confusion is caused by the fact that “list” appears so often. All Drupal IA would benefit from the simplification of removing list wherever it appears in favor of just the noun. So instead of:
modules/list, people/list, list links, list themes..
we would simply have:
modules, people, links, themes
Regional and language
This is not grammatically correct. Test a change to “Region and language”.