Our web application enables users to configure the front page with different, what we developers call, 'widgets'. To start this configuration process, the user needs to click an 'Add Widget' button.
My question then is, is 'widget' a well known word outside of design/development? Is it sufficiently user friendly to be used in this context?
What might be some other alternative terms to use here? The widgets will be graphs, plots, tables, notification streams, calendars, etc.