Notes from Sonification Interview videos
FL tested with #605, 606, 607 (Early Sep)
FL tested with #603, 602, 608, 609 (Late Sep, early Oct)
These interviews are working from v1.4.0-jump.9 build of FL (currently 1.4.0-dev.54)
A number of changes have been made based on feedback from the Early Sep. group which has not been tested w users.
The fundamental issues with the experience with text alerts remain
These issues can be addressed with switch to explicit grab/release interaction (see “Oct (for next discussion)” below)
PhET io sonification wrapper 1.0.0-dev.77
Listened to most of DOM descriptions, and self initiated movement
Moving magnet around - AT was reporting only play area location alerts
(?JH) There were supposed to be coil proximity information too. Unclear what happened to those.
Seems like a lot of location alerts are being reported (i.e. around 2:20 around coil)
(?JH) The design was to only fire alerts when certain thresholds were passed, not with every action as it appears to be.
We can either attempt to fix this so less alerts, or go with grab/release
At 2:50 - 2:54
Suddenly a different text alert appears “4 loop coil to the right”
(?JH) Something with this implementation doesn’t seem right, not sure why it was triggered here and not earlier. Sudden alert makes it seem exceptional.
(?JH) The original intention of this alert is to help users “set up” their magnet so they know when the coil is to the left or right.
Perhaps this alert is not needed (user seemed to have figured it out without the alert anyway).