How Content Editors Use the Layout Builder: What the User Research Shows

The layout builder is one of the most exciting new features in Drupal. It changes the game for content flexibility, how we create content templates and empower site builders and content editors.

Given the layout builder’s powerful featureset and flexibility, the user interface is complex. I recently conducted a set of usability testing to see how content editors use the layout builder to create landing pages. We compared this to other methods of creating landing pages: Drupal with Paragraphs and Wordpress with Gutenberg. In this session, I’ll talk about the research methods we used, present the results and actionable things we can do to improve the UI, and discuss next steps for additional research.

Whether you’re interested in UX research, how to use the Layout Builder, or how to improve other aspects of the Drupal Admin UI, you’ll be sure to learn a lot from this session.

Suzanne Dergacheva
Co-founder @ Evolving Web
Suzanne is the co-founder of Evolving Web, a web agency in Montreal specializing in Drupal. She's also a Drupal trainer and has trained teams at Georgia Tech, McGill University, Princeton University Press, the Chicago Botanic Garden, as well as numerous government departments, digital agencies, and arts organizations. She presents regularly at DrupalCons and Drupal Camps about content strategy and user experience.

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