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kbhawkey opened this Issue Jan 30, 2014 · 3 comments

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kbhawkey commented Jan 30, 2014

Expand on preview mode (design mode?) to provide more graphic details. More details would help to:
-figure out angles,
-identify where to expect a write
-show the turtle's coordinates on the provided graph panel.

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Agreed. Assigning to jamessynge to think about. Also, we need wireframes of design ideas to plan out the right user experience to implement here.

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davidbau commented Jan 30, 2014

Agreed. Assigning to jamessynge to think about. Also, we need wireframes of design ideas to plan out the right user experience to implement here.

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Karen, can tell me more about this idea?

David and I have discussed adding a kind of "debug" mode to the right hand panel, but perhaps the better name would be design mode. Our thought was to make it easy to determine the angle between the current heading of the turtle and the line from the turtle to the position of the mouse (i.e. your first point).

I assume the third point would be handled by adding a fixed display of the x-y coordinates, perhaps with a heading as well. Where should that be displayed? In a header or footer? In a middle panel (ala the big run button)?

I'm not sure what the second point refers to.

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jamessynge commented Feb 1, 2014

Karen, can tell me more about this idea?

David and I have discussed adding a kind of "debug" mode to the right hand panel, but perhaps the better name would be design mode. Our thought was to make it easy to determine the angle between the current heading of the turtle and the line from the turtle to the position of the mouse (i.e. your first point).

I assume the third point would be handled by adding a fixed display of the x-y coordinates, perhaps with a heading as well. Where should that be displayed? In a header or footer? In a middle panel (ala the big run button)?

I'm not sure what the second point refers to.

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Hi, James.
When I used the site, I wanted more graphical information from preview
mode. I am still
figuring out some of the details, but here are some general ideas:

I would like to know the turtle's starting coordinates (x,y) and how much
drawing space is available.
I found that I was drawing lines or writing text off the page until I
became familiar with the area. I guess
I could query the turtle for its coordinates and use that result in a
program. I am not sure
kids will understand that at first. Visually showing it may be easier.
Also, sometimes I would like the turtle to automatically start in the top
left to write
text. This may be configurable or else it is solved by programming the
turtle to
move (slide) to the top left before writing.

I found that I was trying to use the graph paper to create a figure by
counting the squares and visually estimating the space. I wish I had a
tool to see angles or distances as drawn on the graph. For example, when a
user draws a circle, provide the measurements of the object. If the
program draws a house, identify the area of the rectangle and the angles of
the triangular roof. How can you help the user to change the angle degree.
Break down the visual components of the drawing for the user if requested
while in a design or preview mode.

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 9:17 AM, jamessynge notifications@github.com wrote:

Karen, can tell me more about this idea?

David and I have discussed adding a kind of "debug" mode to the right hand
panel, but perhaps the better name would be design mode. Our thought was to
make it easy to determine the angle between the current heading of the
turtle and the line from the turtle to the position of the mouse (i.e. your
first point).

I assume the third point would be handled by adding a fixed display of the
x-y coordinates, perhaps with a heading as well. Where should that be
displayed? In a header or footer? In a middle panel (ala the big run
button)?

I'm not sure what the second point refers to.

Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHubhttps://github.com/PencilCode/pencilcode/issues/9#issuecomment-33872781
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kbhawkey commented Feb 2, 2014

Hi, James.
When I used the site, I wanted more graphical information from preview
mode. I am still
figuring out some of the details, but here are some general ideas:

I would like to know the turtle's starting coordinates (x,y) and how much
drawing space is available.
I found that I was drawing lines or writing text off the page until I
became familiar with the area. I guess
I could query the turtle for its coordinates and use that result in a
program. I am not sure
kids will understand that at first. Visually showing it may be easier.
Also, sometimes I would like the turtle to automatically start in the top
left to write
text. This may be configurable or else it is solved by programming the
turtle to
move (slide) to the top left before writing.

I found that I was trying to use the graph paper to create a figure by
counting the squares and visually estimating the space. I wish I had a
tool to see angles or distances as drawn on the graph. For example, when a
user draws a circle, provide the measurements of the object. If the
program draws a house, identify the area of the rectangle and the angles of
the triangular roof. How can you help the user to change the angle degree.
Break down the visual components of the drawing for the user if requested
while in a design or preview mode.

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 9:17 AM, jamessynge notifications@github.com wrote:

Karen, can tell me more about this idea?

David and I have discussed adding a kind of "debug" mode to the right hand
panel, but perhaps the better name would be design mode. Our thought was to
make it easy to determine the angle between the current heading of the
turtle and the line from the turtle to the position of the mouse (i.e. your
first point).

I assume the third point would be handled by adding a fixed display of the
x-y coordinates, perhaps with a heading as well. Where should that be
displayed? In a header or footer? In a middle panel (ala the big run
button)?

I'm not sure what the second point refers to.

Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHubhttps://github.com/PencilCode/pencilcode/issues/9#issuecomment-33872781
.

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