Digging in the wrong place: 0)
“Applications” and “Type” were really not very good names. So I agree with the proposed changes (space and data type).
UX changes are also important. People are used to working with Notion, so when they see a familiar interface, they will automatically understand how to work with it: tables, relationships between them, etc. The cognitive load at the first meeting will decrease.
But the rest of the “games” with names, in my opinion, will give nothing. The main problem is how to convey the meaning of these names. There is a problem of “conveying meaning and value”: information on the site itself during the first visit, initial onboarding, etc.
And I am a perfect example of this problem. I have been working with such tools since 2002. I don’t need to explain abstractions, databases and their design. I have long been accustomed to the fact that in different programs the same entities are called different terms.
But! From the moment I learned about Fibery and until the moment I started working with it, it took 4 months. Although, as a tool, 4 months ago I really needed it.
I went to the site, read and bookmarked it, forgot. Then I went back in, registered and “played” for about 10 minutes, forgot. Because I did not see the most interesting functions for me. And quite by accident I started working with Fibery again and seriously figured out what kind of tool it was.
Because information is poorly transmitted at the first contact with the product. “Help Center” when using the program for the first time - no one reads: 0) According to Ilya Krasinsky, the strongest specialist in unit economics and product analytics in Russia, designing the first user session and “activation” is a critical element for the product.
Using “familiar user interface and terms” (similar to Notion, ClickUp, etc.), but without specifying the value of the product, can even be detrimental. The user did not find the missing features, which is not available in Notion and ClickUp. But he managed to compare prices. Gone. Didn’t understand the value.
Therefore, I vote for cool gifs