Opened 10 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#2154 closed enhancement (fixed)

Brush size in Oficina should not be a numerical menu

Reported by: jfuhrer Owned by: nathalia.sautchuk
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: paint/drawing-activity (oficina) Version:
Keywords: oficina Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed: never set
Verified: no


OFW: Q2C18
Build: 505

In Oficina, it probably isn't going to be immediately obvious to a child that the size menu is for size when it is indicated by numbers and not shapes. At the very least it should have some sort of label saying that it's the size menu, but preferably each menu option would display a circle of the actual size the brush would be. Just seeing a bunch of increasing numbers on a menu doesn't make it clear that it controls size.

Also, the scale of sizes is somewhat small. 1 and 2 are not even visible when using Brush, and 100000, the maximum size, isn't very big at all.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by alexandre

  • Component changed from pixel paint (obsolete) to paint (oficina)
  • Owner changed from manu to alexandre

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jg

  • Milestone changed from Untriaged to Trial-2

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by nathalia.sautchuk

  • Owner changed from alexandre to nathalia.sautchuk

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by kimquirk

  • Milestone changed from Trial-3 to First Deployment, V1.0
  • Priority changed from low to normal

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by cafl

I would like to second Nathalia's observation. In my testing with 5-6 year olds, they needed the brush size increased before being able to begin to use the paint application, and none were able to do this themselves after a week of use, one hour per day. The significance of the numeric size was not apparent to them initially at all, and they didn't have the dexterity to navigate to the tiny up arrowhead to increase it, once they were told about it. This defect in the UI made the program unusable without close adult intervention, which implied that the activity was not usable in the classroom given the ordinary adult/child ratio. (On the other hand, yay TuxPaint.) I would argue that fixing this has a high priority if the application is to be kept.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by godiard

  • Action Needed set to never set
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

The brush size and shape is shown. You can change the brush size with the slider also.
Fixed in 28

comment:7 Changed 20 months ago by Quozl

  • Milestone 8.2.0 (was Update.2) deleted

Milestone 8.2.0 (was Update.2) deleted

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