[Bugs] #2282 UNSP: Don't require the user to experiment to find out what the color-selector icons are for

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Sat Sep 4 15:13:14 EDT 2010

#2282: Don't require the user to experiment to find out what the color-selector
icons are for
    Reporter:  mikus                      |          Owner:                             
        Type:  enhancement                |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  untriaged                  |        Version:  0.90.x                     
    Severity:  Unspecified                |       Keywords:                             
Distribution:  OLPC                       |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                

Comment(by walter):

 > The motivation for the ticket was: There should be no need for the
 child? to go to the wiki.

 Arguably, had the fill color changed when it was clicked, there would not
 have been any confusion and no need to go to the wiki. Sometimes the
 quickest way to learn is to explore, but if the tool (COMPUTER) is not
 working properly, this can be frustrating.

 > There is a disconnect in our respective points of view.
 > You are focusing on how the COMPUTER works - and I don't
 > really want to debug that. I'm focusing on how the USER
 > works -- and I feel that being presented with five icons,
 > without explanation, does NOT give the user an adequate
 > starting point.

 I don't see any disconnect. There are two things going on here: a corner
 case in the implementation of the USER INTERFACE that was tripping you up
 -- I needed to understand how the COMPUTER works in order to diagnose the
 problem -- and a disagreement whether or not the USER can learn the
 INTERFACE without consulting additional documentation -- I think yes, but
 understand why the corner case led to your confusion and your doubts. I
 don't think it is a matter of how many icons: the icon you click is the
 colors you get. In the old interface, with 1 icon, you clicked and got
 something random.

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2282#comment:10>
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