Affordances, conventions and design

“The word ‘affordance’ was invented by the perceptual psychologist J. J. Gibson (1977, 1979) to refer to the actionable properties between the world and an

“The word ‘affordance’ was invented by the perceptual psychologist J. J. Gibson (1977, 1979) to refer to the actionable properties between the world and an actor (a person or animal). To Gibson, affordances are relationships. They exist naturally: they do not have to be visible, known, or desirable. I originally hated the idea: it didn’t make sense.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE