[sugar] notes from the field - Mongolia
pgf at laptop.org
Mon Oct 6 18:17:55 EDT 2008
> - First off, every Activity has a 'Name Field' in its top menu.
> When running any Activity, the user should enter there a short
> "Title" to identify the resulting Journal entry from all others.
> - Then, upon leaving that Activity, the user should "reflect" on
> what was done, and "update" the corresponding Journal entry to make
> it easier to find later. This is particularly desirable if the
> "Title" is not meaningful enough by itself for later locating what
> the user is looking for:
in a traditional system, when a user saves their work, they are
pretty much forced to enter the (hopefully) useful name by which
that work will be retrieved.
if searching is the fundamental retrieval mechanism (which i think
is fine), then my first reaction to mikus' advice is that
activities and/or sugar should be more emphatic about asking for
the descriptive information which be useful later. i.e., adding
search tags shouldn't be an optional extra step, but a "usual"
step which must be explicitly skipped by the user.
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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