[squeakland] List of EToys suggestions
karlramberg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 15:50:59 EDT 2009
On 2009-08-11 19:28, Ted Kaehler wrote:
> Session on what We want:
> For beginners, make it VERY difficult to bring the system to its knees.
> Way to tell if totally locked up.
> Using the Frame rate monitor -- if going too slow, warn or stop new
> objects from being dragged out.
> Repeated presses on a button, launches too many things -- prevent.
> Detect and stop recursion in scripts.
> Colors for script catagories! Icons for them?
> Book of many pages with scripts running in each page. Why do they
> Keep running? Is that needed?
> Touch pad is bad. Hard to grab things. (use a mouse).
> Make Handles on halos even larger!
> Area around a small object where you can bring up a halo. As if
> clicked on the object.
> Asking for gradual transition to text -- fade away the tiles.
> Not all tiles are equally relevant -- fade out some of them? Hide
> some of them deeper?
> Dr. Scheme -- gradually reveals features through levels. 6 Levels.
> Click on a tile in a script, and show where that tile came from, and
> a help page for that tile. (does hover work inside a running script?)
> Remember that can hover over a tile in viewer and see a description.
> Do Etoys with natural languge -- synonyms for tile names?
> Levels, but you have to pass a test to get to the next level.
> Halo Handles move when rotating -- use histeresis so they stay out a
> certain distance and does not move? After one rotation they stay in
> one place.
> Freeze the world and let me edit.
> Freeze the world and then unlimited undo. time line/history.
> Make random composition of scripts easier, as in Scratch. Snap
> together or not. (What are the learning in Scratch?)
> Need predictability. Did that sketch drop into a book page or not.
> Failing to Embed needs Feedback.
> Microworlds -- packages products that only show some thing, like Dr.
> Geo (or better example?). Sandboxes.
> For any JPEG, an easy way to paint transparent on it -- remove the
> background by hand.
> Better interaction between objects -- blocks. Allow planned Natural
> selection of arrangement? combinations. Examples automatically
> Notes by Ted.
Great list. I added this to the Squeakland Wiki :
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