[Sugar-devel] seeking feedback on sketch of a new color selector
gmanb5 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 09:48:41 EST 2010
Walter and Caroline,
I have had a completely different experience with color picking. When we
give the XOs to the students for the first time, they love picking their
names and colors. It is not disruptive at all. The students report that they
feel they 'own' the XOs more as a result.
Just my two cents.
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM, Caroline Meeks <solutiongrove at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:01 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de>
>> > Hi Walter,
>> > as far as I know there are no more design decisions to make for this
>> > Feature.
>> I did raise a new question: should we eliminate the color selector
>> altogether in the initialization screen. The more I think about it,
>> the more I like the idea. I have found that having children choose
>> colors at the beginning is disruptive (although they enjoy it). If
>> colors were randomly assigned then that step could be eliminated. The
>> Control Panel could be used (at a time determined by the teacher) to
>> change the colors. Of course, we'd want to get more input from the
>> field, but I think this simplifies things...
> I agree. Picking a color first thing when you are doing a demo is great,
> because it shows off the individualization of the system. However, when you
> are in a class situation it is distracting and since some kids are fast and
> others very slow at this task it leads to spread in where people are right
> away. It might be better to have it as something of an easter egg.
> Something they can explore.
> My one concern is will we have rebellion? Kids who just can't stand having
> pink and purple or just can't stand the fact that someone else has their
> favorite colors. That might be even more disruptive.
>> > Can you update the Feature page, especially the detailed description to
>> > latest state? Do we have the shortcut and is it possible to have the
>> > selection? If there are open questions we can clear them at the design
>> > meeting this Saturday .
>> > Detailed Description
>> > Buttons are added to either side of the XO icon currently used to
>> > cycle through the valid-XO-color list. On the left is a button that
>> > through the list in one direction. On the right is a button that cycles
>> > through the list in the other direction. Smaller XO icons to the left
>> > right of the new buttons show a preview of the colors that will be
>> > if the button (or icon) is pressed. There is also a keyboard shortcut
>> > (Ctrl-Z) to undo the last change.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Simon
>> >  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Design_Team/0.88_Meeting
>> I will try to join the Sat. discussion.
>> Walter Bender
>> Sugar Labs
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