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  1. Apr 2021
    1. Negative affordances are used when conveying a lack of function or interactivity.
    2. An example of this would be a button that looks clickable but isn’t, underlined text that doesn’t contain a link, or a TV remote that turns on your lights but not the TV. False affordances are often present by mistake or occur due to lack of effective design techniques.
    3. False affordances occur when a feature of an item suggests a use that the item can’t actually perform.
    4. Explicit affordances are obvious, perceptual features of an item that clue you in on how it is to be used. With explicit affordances, physical appearance and any accompanying language or text inform the user of how an object is to be used.
    5. Hidden affordances are implicit features of an object. The clues that indicate an items function are not obvious and may not even be displayed until the action is being taken.
    6. “when affordances are taken advantage of, the user knows what to do just by looking: no picture, label, or instruction needed.”
    7. For instance, when you see a door handle, you assume its function is to open a door. When you see a light switch, you assume it can be flicked to turn on a light. When looking at a chair, you know it can be sat in. All of these are affordances. Don Norman refers to affordances as relationships in his book The Design of Everyday Things. He goes on to say that, “when affordances are taken advantage of, the user knows what to do just by looking: no picture, label, or instruction needed.”
    8. What is an affordance? An affordance is a compelling indicator as to how an item operates and includes both its perceived and actual functions.
    9. Many designers strive to create products that are so easy to navigate, their users can flow through them at first glance. To design something with this level of intuitiveness, it’s imperative designers understand affordances—what they are and how to use them.
  2. Feb 2021
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    1. To what extend does that what is perceived as human agency actually emerge from what is afforded by the ecologies in which humans operate?

      key question here so far

  4. Apr 2020
    1. affordance 
      • définition originale : elle désigne « toutes les possibilités d'actions sur un objet ». Cette définition s'est ensuite restreinte aux seules possibilités dont l'acteur est conscient ;
      • par la suite le terme a été utilisé en ergonomie de manière encore plus restreinte : pour se référer à la « capacité d’un objet à suggérer sa propre utilisation », par exemple, sans qu'il ne soit nécessaire de lire un mode d'emploi. On parle aussi d'utilisation intuitive (ou du caractère intuitif) d'un objet.

      Source : Wikipedia

  5. Jan 2019
    1. As Rosner [35] explains, this goes beyond the “affordances” of objects [28] and instead goes to what the tools represent to their craft and their expert execution of w

      White describes how worker expertise superceded affordances of the material objects (trailers, equipment, ropes, etc.)