Bug 20117: new rc2 sets a backdrop, and preferences for same
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 13:25:30 CEST 2017
"the question is this:"
How many new users of LiveCode are actually "brand new" in the sense
that they have NO computer programming
experience at all?
And a few supplementary questions:
How many brand new users are going to be "freaked out" when the desktop
"they know and love" vanishes without a particularly obvious
way to make it reappear without quitting LiveCode?
Is this 'reappearance' of an enforced backdrop (Yes, Sports fans, it
came up way back) a 'fudge' to keep people who are rooting for a unified
(what's it called?) of your collective back?
On 7/19/17 2:14 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> On 2017-07-19 12:50, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
>> Lumpy custard!
> Just like your grandmother used to make?* ;)
>> Other people who have commented on this are all "on this list";
>> otherwise they would have been unable to comment.
> Indeed - my point was simply that due to a bug which we obviously did
> not notice before release, the default backdrop ON option was not
> limited to those who were experiencing the 'first run' of the product.
> Thus meaning, that it affected existing users (which was not our intent).
>> What kind of 'analysis' would that constitute?
> So, at the user testing session, copious notes are taken, and
> discussed afterwards. We also ask people involved to write up their
> experience and give us feedback on specific points (and generally),
> these are also discussed. This then allows us to have some idea how
> 'good' an idea is - i.e. whether it is worth its cost balanced against
> its effectiveness.
> In this case, the question is this:
> For brand new users of LiveCode, who have never seen it before (and
> quite possibly never used a programming environment before) does
> having a backdrop in place initially help them in their first steps
> with the product, particularly from the point of view of doing the
> first run tutorials.
> This is of course a slightly wooly and subjective question. However,
> it is probably a good idea if over 50% of people we try it out on
> (from various different groups - with different backgrounds) think it
> has actually 'helped'.
> Warmest Regards,
> P.S. As a child, I used to frequently comment on the consistency of my
> grandmother's custard... Her general response was "You grandfather
> likes it thick, boy!"
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