Affordances in HCI: toward a mediated action perspective

@article{Kaptelinin2012AffordancesIH,
  title={Affordances in HCI: toward a mediated action perspective},
  author={Victor Kaptelinin and Bonnie A. Nardi},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2012}
}
  • V. Kaptelinin, B. Nardi
  • Published 5 May 2012
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Interpretations of the concept of "affordances" in HCI are becoming increasingly diverse, extending well beyond the original Gibsonian meaning. We discuss some of the key analyses of affordances in HCI research and make three related claims. First, we argue that many current interpretations of the concept are essentially incompatible with Gibson. Second, we hold that the Gibsonian concept of affordances, conceptualized as interaction between animals and their environments, provides some… 

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