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Affordance and Its Future In Designing Interfaces



Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium Ishan Manandhar The concept of an affordance was first coined by the perceptual psychologist James J. Gibson in his seminal book The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception (1979). The concept was further consolidated to the HCI community by Donald Norman in his book The Psychology of Everyday Things (1988). Gibson’s Affordance Action possibilities in the environment in relation to the action capabilities of an actor Independent of the actor’s experience, knowledge, culture, or ability to perceive. Existence is binary — an affordance exists