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Norman on affordances…. perceived affordances… signifiers

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Gaver’s technology affordances article reminded me about Norman’s quite recent rants on how the concept of affordance has been greatly misunderstood in the HCI and design communities. Thus, I reread the short Interactions articles: Donald A. Norman. 1999. Affordance, conventions, … Continue reading

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Gaver, W. (1991) Technology Affordances. In Proceedings of the CHI 1991, ACM Press: New York, 79 – 84.

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Gaver presents a compact presentation of potential and possibilities of the concept of affordance in HCI/design. Gaver’s presentation is more analytic than Norman’s introduction of the concept to design world a few years earlier (Psychology of everyday things, 1998). Gaver … Continue reading

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