[Etoys] Increasing size of halos

Takashi Yamamiya tak at metatoys.org
Mon Feb 4 03:58:53 EST 2008

Hi Eduardo,

Yes, we have. Actually current handle size is twice larger than original etoys.
The challenge is, if we enlarge the halo too much, it could be overlapping
each other especially when target morph is near the screen edge.
So there is always trade off. How large do you suggest?

- Takashi

Eduardo H Silva wrote:
> Have you considered increasing the sizes of halos? I've read one blog 
> post in the web (sorry, I didn't keep the link) of a person initiating a 
> few kids on OLPC etoys (on a XO), by having them paint and drive a car, 
> and the biggest problem they never resolved was missing the small halos. 
> I would make them bigger targets. This would also improve the case when 
> a Etoy is small, and the small halos become next to each other, and 
> increase the likelihood of kids clicking on the wrong one.

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