Dries Buytaert: Drupal 2020 product survey

In my DrupalCon Amsterdam keynote last October, I shared my thoughts on what I believe is important for the future of Drupal.

Today it is your turn.

After every major release of Drupal, we distribute a survey to get the community’s feedback on what to focus on for future releases of Drupal.

The last time we conducted such a survey was four years ago, after the release of Drupal 8. The results were the basis for defining Drupal 8 product initiatives, organized on the Drupal 8 mountain that I’ve been using for the past few years.

A sample of the 2016 Drupal Product Survey showing that we should focus on content authors as a persona
An example result from the 2016 Drupal product survey. The result shows that in 2016 we decided to focus on “content authors” as the most important persona. Since that survey, we improved Drupal’s authoring workflows, media management, layout building, and more.

In a similar way, this new survey will help lay the groundwork for the strategic direction of the Drupal project over the next 3–5 years.

👉Take the 2020 Drupal product survey here. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.

We’d like to hear from everyone who cares about Drupal: content managers, site owners, site builders, module developers, front-end developers, people selling Drupal, and anyone else who touches the Drupal project in any capacity. Whether you are a Drupal expert or just getting started with Drupal, every voice counts!

I will be presenting the results at the next DrupalCon, as well as sharing the results on my blog. DrupalCon North America was originally planned to be in Minneapolis at the end of May, but because of COVID-19, it has been moved to a global, virtual DrupalCon in July.. Join us at DrupalCon, or if you can’t, considering subscribing to my blog to get the results via email. I look forward to hearing from you about how we should create the future of Drupal together.

To create the survey, I worked with Brian Prue, Gábor Hojtsy, Angela Byron and Matthew Grasmick. Initial versions were improved based on test runs with over a dozen people in the Drupal community. Thank you for all their feedback along the way.