[Bf-education] Sans shortcut keys
kernond at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 03:17:42 CET 2011
Hey, that's an interesting experiment. Keep us posted.
On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 7:53 PM, Edwin Pilobello <e_pilobello at yahoo.com>wrote:
> I just started a class for under-priveledged kids. Their school does not
> the latest computers. So I brought a mobile lab of 6 Dell XPS laptops.
> and heavy models, which I thought came with full keyboards...but not. So I
> changed my approach.
> I decided to leave the shortcuts out and just use the menus. Our first use
> the menus was in changing views: top, front, right, etc. The kids were to
> duplicate the block 5 times and build a pyramid by grabbing the widgets and
> positioning the blocks. They were to make sure that the blocks aligned by
> switching between the views and use MMB for spinning/zooming. The
> being to recognize how 3D space is organized.
> It worked! This early in the game, eliminating the tactile numpad shortcut
> procedures removed that much of a cognitive load.
> I'm sure we'll be using S, R and G next week. So we'll see how they tap
> the left hand and mouse with the right hand.
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