[Testing] a random focus group testing
garycmartin at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 4 21:28:39 EDT 2010
Thanks for the feedback :)
On 5 Jul 2010, at 01:58, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> A nearby outback family visited me. The kids played on the XO-1.5's
> with os205 ... and I asked them to tell me anything that goes wrong.
> 1. male, age 5,
> - caused Speak text entry widget to display history as a result of an
> accidental click, the history took up the entire screen, but child
> could not figure out how to get out of the history, typing text did
> nothing ... escape key did it, or click on the widget input area,
> - lost in Turtle Art, could not find stop button, ... needed to switch
> tabs first,
Design changes fixes this in Sugar 0.86 and above (new toolbar design always show a Stop button).
> - InfoSlicer, not clear how to proceed, not age appropriate, needed
> again to be shown how to use Stop,
Yea I find the InfoSlicer UI daunting also ;) Just had a quick look at the source code, doesn't look like new toolbar support is in there yet to resolve the "can't find Stop" case.
> - TamTamMini, was able to generate excessive audio to cause crackling in
> 2. female, age 7-8,
> - could not exit the Scratch activity, no stop button, ... needed to be
> shown how to use File/Quit,
I think the very latest Scratch does finally support the Journal, but I don't think the UI has changed to include a Sugar toolbar and Stop.
> - Speak in robot interactive mode, stopped responding to input, "8" was
> the input, ... needed to be shown how to move on and type something
> - Speak, wanted to make it sound like a girl but could not figure out
> 3. male, age 10,
> - convinced Speak in robot mode to continuously utter speech, but we've
> no idea how he did it.
Speak sure does seem to be something they tried often, it's that friendly icon I'm sure :)
> While the above are negative points, the laptops did keep the kids
> entertained for a couple of hours, so there must be some positives
> there. ;-)
> James Cameron
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