I disagree to your thinking of messing around.
Though, empiric discovery and experimentation in C2 are highly advised and rarely penalised as long as you stick to good practices.
hat is what I mean. Young people starting to discover the computer beyond chatting don?t know about handling an interface at all.
Starting to make a mess in purpose would make everything worse.
[...] You can not expect people to know the interface just like that. I needed to learn it as well. Try to teach your grand grandma Construct 2. You will know what I mean.
Especially when they don?t know programming, that?s why they have chosen Construct 2, they don?t like to have a mess. They need to know where to look. Otherwise this program is frustrating them to much that they just don?t like to use it.
It's the teacher's role to accompany the student in its discovery of the interface/programming.
ven if they managed to overcome a mess and still had an overview of the mess, it is not necessary to copy the entire project. Then you make a mess in your files. This is like you want a mess in you whole computer. Because of some graphic projects, I know what I mean. It will happen that you just loose the latest version of a project.
Having logic and rigour and a good organisation of your saved files shouldn't result in losing files, or else, once again, there is some wrong practice going on somewhere.
If you save on a regular basis new capx files, with clearly a different name, nothing like that should happen.
don?t think that many people would agree to that. Especially when people are used to use programs like Photoshop where you just copy a layer and try out stuffs in one picture./quote]
Construct 2 allow you to quickly test stuff in layouts/layers as well.
But ultimately, comparing photoshop and C2 is compraing two not comparable things as those are two different softwares with two different goals, requiring two different workflows.
You don't need to pay the same attention to the same things in code as in an image you're making.
lso to copy the events of an entire sheet bit by bit is taking a lot of time = frustrating.
Once again, you shouldn't be copying entire sheets. It's not exactly clear what you're referring to, but it seems to me there's some missed point here.
don?t think that this is a special thing about teaching some kids.
I think this can help people trying out a new program and trying to make a game without program knowledge.
Having no programming knowledge doesn't prevent from being rigorous, and actually the good thing with C2 is that you slowly learn how to program in a "none boring" way.
But still it is programming, and the teacher needs to be able to pass those basics and be able to frame the experimentations of its students when needed. Programming is demanding and you have to have some idea of what you're doing, or else indeed, your project might end up a mess.
Experimentations are to be directed by the teacher, even if the student doesn't see/feel it clearly.
And this goes for elder as younger people.
Once people have some basic understanding of programming, then they can be "released" and free to experiment in their own ways.