Shoud we use design when working on refinement puzzles? I can't tell if these are intended to be puzzles where we just work on the placement of the pattern we are given or if we should also consider redesigning the whole thing.
Exploration is always highly encouraged in Foldit. As stated in the puzzle comments, both starting structures are known to be incorrect so there's little point in just refining one or other of them: you'll want to change the structure.
(Maybe "Refinement Puzzle" wasn't the best choice of name)
I do use it as a starting point. Any which way I seem to always gravitate to a few arrangements. I wish I had some more creativity
Hey there! I'd say going on discord and perhaps asking for some advice from fellow players may be a great place to start for this! If you need a link to Discord, please see our main page.
But I agree that it might not be the best choice of names for these types of puzzles.
One strategy might be to look at the regions that both starting models have in common, and then focus on those regions where they both diverge (with the assumption that those are the incorrect regions).
You could also try the opposite: assuming that they both picked a similar fold, but both got it wrong!
I also posted a suggestion in the puzzle comments: https://fold.it/portal/node/2009943#comment-42139