Cognitive, physical, sensory, and functional affordances in interaction design

  title={Cognitive, physical, sensory, and functional affordances in interaction design},
  author={H. Hartson},
  journal={Behaviour & Information Technology},
  pages={315 - 338}
  • H. Hartson
  • Published 2003
  • Computer Science
  • Behaviour & Information Technology
  • In reaction to Norman's (1999) essay on misuse of the term affordance in human-computer interaction literature, this article is a concept paper affirming the importance of this powerful concept, reinforcing Norman's distinctions of terminology, and expanding on the usefulness of the concepts in terms of their application to interaction design and evaluation. We define and use four complementary types of affordance in the context of interaction design and evaluation: cognitive affordance… CONTINUE READING

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