Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1103 closed enhancement (notabug)

Speak - usability issues

Reported by: Jose Icaza Owned by: jminor
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) Version: 0.84.x
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New

Description

1 The activity in Spanish is named "Hablar con Sara" -that's what appears on the icon and means Speak with Sara. Sara is a female name. However the Robot's name is Alice (just ask *him* ...), and he has a male voice... It would be nice if all this is consistent...

2 When the Chat activity is started, it reminds you that you should share the activity with whoever you want to chat with. The chat tab on Speak however, doesn't. For consistency it should.

3 Children know all about Robots as mechanical creatures, but have no notions about "bots". So when I press the robot tab...
Expectation: A two-legged robot will show up on the screen!
Reality: Not so...
However... I don't have a better suggestion unless multi-word tab names are used (change voice, change face, chat with Alice, chat with friend)

4 When the language of the user interface is changed from English to Spanish, Alice reads Spanish questions in English phonetics, until one notices that and changes Alice's language

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by gregorio

Hi Jose,

You may get some help by e-mailing the OLPC_Sur list: http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sur

Maybe you already have, I haven't read the list much lately. Just a suggestion as I believe they use this activity a lot in Uruguay.

Thanks,

Greg S

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 11 years ago by alsroot

  • Resolution set to notabug
  • Status changed from new to closed

Replying to Jose Icaza:

1 The activity in Spanish is named "Hablar con Sara" -that's what appears on the icon and means Speak with Sara. Sara is a female name. However the Robot's name is Alice (just ask *him* ...), and he has a male voice... It would be nice if all this is consistent...

well, ALICE and Sara are not random names
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_Linguistic_Internet_Computer_Entity
http://www.alicebot.org/downloads/sets.html
unfortunately we don't have female voices

2 When the Chat activity is started, it reminds you that you should share the activity with whoever you want to chat with. The chat tab on Speak however, doesn't. For consistency it should.

Good catch, will be implemented in v12

3 Children know all about Robots as mechanical creatures, but have no notions about "bots". So when I press the robot tab...
Expectation: A two-legged robot will show up on the screen!
Reality: Not so...
However... I don't have a better suggestion unless multi-word tab names are used (change voice, change face, chat with Alice, chat with friend)

For a while(in new UI, in v12), there is icon instead of tab name with caption "Ask robot any question" and robot says "Ask me any question" for first time. And better suggestions are welcome.

4 When the language of the user interface is changed from English to Spanish, Alice reads Spanish questions in English phonetics, until one notices that and changes Alice's language

it could be fixed by adding spanish translation

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To keep consistency, better to create ticket per bug/feature,
I'm closing this ticket as a notbug, please create new tickets if mentioned points need to be implemented in other way.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by sascha_silbe

  • Component changed from Speak to SoaS
  • Distribution/OS changed from SoaS to Unspecified

Bulk change distribution=SoaS -> component=SoaS

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