[Neos] [UX] Is "Workspace" a too technical term

Rasmus Skjoldan rasmus at typo3.org
Fri Jul 18 13:56:36 CEST 2014


Sorry for replying late about this subject – and thanks, Dominique, for bringing it up

> Hi,
> On 17-6-2014 13:43, Dominique Feyer wrote:
>> After a nice meeting with a client around Neos, this strange idea
>> just popup over my head. The user ask me « What’s a Workspace ? »
>> I’m used to this term mostly because of the TYPO3 CMS. But a
>> workspace is an other thing in real life. A common definition is:
>> space used or required for one's work, as in an office or home.

"Content Release" as mentioned is not a bad suggestion at all – but I'm in line with both you, Michael and Jigal, that "workspace" is still okay to use here. It's a relevant discussion, though and I'll try passing it around to Marli Mesibov to get her (US) input. 


> The term is quite common in software:
> - MS Excel : "a snapshot of the current layout of all open and arranged workbook windows" [1]
> - general descriptions [2]
> In Neos it's your personal (or shared) area where you can work on content that is not yet published to the live site.
> It's not a bad term, but maybe the usability people have a better alternative...
> [1] http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/save-workbooks-in-an-arranged-workspace-HP010250051.aspx
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workspace
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