[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN TEAM] proposals for the Journal
nicestep at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 17:43:24 EDT 2011
I like the idea of writing to the Journal at any time. That should be
useful. The big problem I have with the expanded entry is that there isn't
anything in the design of the Journal UI to suggest that it is there. I
have to wonder how many students actually know about it and how many use it.
I've been beating this dead horse for awhile, so one more time can't hurt:
make the part of the Journal UI that deals with thumb drives and SD cards
NOT look like Journal entries. Make these look like what they are:
hierarchical file systems.
I try to address both issues in the UI of my Sugar Commander Activity, and
Aleksey's Library Activity had some nice features to make the expanded
entries more visible, including a thumbs view.
Sugar Commander was largely inspired by an Activity called Leer Pendrive
created by someone from Plan Ceibal. All it did was let you select a file
using the GTK file browser and copy it to the clipboard, from where it could
be copied to the Journal.
> (3) Write to Journal any time: I'd like to assign a global keyboard
> shortcut (and claim the unused bulletin board key on the XO) to jump
> directly to the expanded entry for whatever activity is currently
> active. In addition, it would be worth considering a button on the
> activity toolbar (grabbing the space opened up by the removal of the
> Keep button). Rationale: make it easier to get to your "lab notebook"
> to make annotations relevant to your project.
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