Gimme Feedback!

  • Sep 20, 2012
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I finished my CHI submission! Hooray! Thanks to all those who supported me. What's great about this paper is it got me thinking about one thing in particular that I think is pretty important. When we ran the results of the attitude survey for the automatically generated paper one of the scales reported that the perceived competence in the experimental condition wasn't significant. We hypothesize that this might be due to not having a feedback loop. And while this may not be directly related to my tutorials work it really got me thinking about how important this is. I mean... just writing this paper... it's still a new experience for me on many levels and I rely on Caitlin's feedback to know if I'm going in the right direction. Now we are talking about children here... but I think they probably need that feedback loop too. I'm wondering now if I can't incorporate this into my tutorials going forward... I'm just not yet sure what that means... does this mean we have level of scaffolding in the tutorial that is simply a correctness checker? For example, you are an expert... know everything kinda Looking Glass user. You want to remix. We give you a tutorial and just say make this animation. When you are done you click the... “Did I do this right?” button and we tell you. Know I don't think this is quite the idea I'm going for... but I'm really trying to explore what it means to provide this feedback loop in my head.



  • caitlin

    caitlin said:

    <p>This is a great space to be thinking in. Much of the way tutorial systems are designed seems to be around reacting to errors rather than reacting to correct actions. It would be interesting to also think about how we can better point out all of the victories.</p>

    Posted on Sep 21, 2012

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