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Definition of the noun Affordance

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  1. An action that an individual can potentially perform in his or her environment.


Affordance: An affordance is often taken as a relation between an object, or an environment, and an organism that affords the opportunity for that organism to perform an action. For example, a knob affords twisting, and perhaps pushing, while a cord affords pulling. As a relation, an affordance exhibits the possibility of some action, and is not a property of either an organism or its environment alone.

  • also known as 承擔特質

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Google previewOrganisms, Agency, and Evolution

An affordance is a relational, reciprocal kind of thing. What an organism's...

On one appealing construal, an affordance is an emergent property of an organism/ environment system (Chemero 2003; Stoffregen 2003). Affordances imply ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

An affordance is an action possibility formed by the relationship between an agent and its environment (Gibson 1977, 1979). For any combination...

A perceived affordance is a possible action to an agent (Norman 1988). Unlike the traditional ...

Google previewThe Routledge Companion to Organizational Change (2012)

by David Boje, Bernard Burnes, John Hassard

Affordance is a word for this activity. A second key...

An affordance is an action possibility available in the environment to an individual, independent of the individual's ability to perceive this possibility” (McGrenere and Ho, 2000). Affordances ...

Google previewWhat Pragmatism was (2013)

by F. Thomas Burke

An affordance is an invariant combination of variables, and one might guess that it is easier to perceive such an invariant unit than it is to perceive all the variables separately. (Gibson 1979, 134—135) Again, the key statement here (for present ...

Google previewAdvances in Experimental Social Psychology (2013)

An affordance refers to what a particular environmental feature offers, provides, or furnishes the organism. For example, “If a terrestrial surface is nearly horizontal (instead of slanted), nearly flat (instead of convex or concave), and sufficiently ...

Google previewTransmedia (2015)

One Story--Many Media by Tom Dowd

Inconsistent affordance is a bane of many video games, such as when the player learns that a particular object can be used logically in certain circumstances, but not in other equally logical circumstances. For example, the player-character is ...

Google previewPersonality and Social Behavior (2012)

by Frederick Rhodewalt

To paraphrase in contemporary terms, what is taken away from each learning affordance is a set of strategies for getting what one wants (or avoiding what one does not want) in various social contexts. It is interesting to note that in Freud's view ...

Google previewIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (2005)

First International Conference, INTETAIN 2005, Madonna di Campaglio, Italy, November 30 - December 2, 2005, Proceedings by Mark Maybury, Oliviero Stock, Wolfgang Wahlster

An affordance is a cue to act and since these pieces are easily identified as car parts, visitors are being motivated to assemble a car from the parts found in the exhibit space. The key idea of our edutainment framework is that all actions of a ...

Google previewCreation of a Conscious Robot (2012)

Mirror Image Cognition and Self-Awareness by Junichi Takeno

Affordance is an attempt to understand the problem of human consciousness and the mind from the viewpoint of interactions between the human and the environment. According to affordance theory, an object in the environment acts on ...

Google previewNew Media (2008)

A Critical Introduction by Martin Lister, Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Iain Grant, Kieran Kelly

the term affordance refers to the perceived and actual properties of the thing, primarily those fundamental properties that determine just how the thing could possibly be used . . . A chair affords (“is for”) support, and, therefore, ...

Google previewHandbook of Research on Effective Electronic Gaming in Education (2008)

by Ferdig, Richard E.

Affordance is a useful concept for phenomenology in general and existential ludology in particular because it underscores that “things in our experience are not ...

Google previewVisualizing the Web (2010)

Evaluating Online Design from a Visual Communication Perspective by Sheree Josephson, Susan B. Barnes

Affordance Testing Affordance refers to the perceived and actual properties of a thing, primarily those fundamental properties that determine just how the thing could be used. A chair affords ("is for") support, and, therefore, affords sitting.

Google previewHow Drama Activates Learning (2013)

Contemporary Research and Practice by Michael Anderson, Julie Dunn

Broadly speaking, an affordance is a quality of an object or space that allows an individual to perform an action. Psychologist James Gibson initially defined affordances as the 'action possibilities' in an environment available to individual ...

Google previewSocially Aware Organisations and Technologies. Impact and Challenges (2016)

17th IFIP WG 8.1 International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, ICISO 2016, Campinas, Brazil, August 1-3, 2016, Proceedings by Maria Cecilia Calani Baranauskas, Kecheng Liu, Lily Sun, Vânia Paula de Almeida Neris, Rodrigo Bonacin, Keiichi Nakata

Affordance is a concept created by Gibson [6], who defines it as the action possibilities that an animal perceives from an environment. With the word “ affordance”, Gibson wants to refer to both: the environment and the animal, in a way that one ...

Google previewPrinciples and Methods in Landscape Ecology (2006)

Towards a Science of the Landscape by Almo Farina

Affordance means the interaction between organism 26 Chapter 1 – Almo Farina Safety and aesthetic landscape, amenity.

Google previewEvolution and Crime (2013)

by Jason Roach, Ken Pease

whereas affordance is a perception of what actions come to mind in a particular setting and a concept well known to designers. The psychologist ...

Google previewModel-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology (2013)

Theoretical and Cognitive Issues by Lorenzo Magnani

Cao Dongming, Luo Lingling and Wang Jian Abstract Affordance is a concept that was first coined by perceptual psychologist J. J. Gibson over 30 years ago and now has been widely used in designing man– machine products and systems.

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Music Therapy (2013)

by Kevin Kirkland

AppliedtoMT, affordance refers tohow musical objects, activities, and situationsoffer a person some possibilities for action. The term affordance was coined in the 1970s by James J. Gibson, who developed an ecological perspective on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of GIS (2007)

by Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong

Biomedical Data Mining, Spatial Way find ing: Affordances and Agent Simulation MARTIN RAUBAL Department of Geography, University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Synonyms Wayfmding behavior; Affordance; ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors - 3 Volume Set (2000)

by Informa Healthcare

DEFINITION Affordance refers to a fundamental relationship in ergonomics — between the user and those elements in the world with which the user interacts during the performance of goal-directed actions. Insofar as the basic problem in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Psychology (2007)

by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs

Gibson invented the term affordance to refer to the features of objects that are useful to action. A meaning of the term afford is “to make available” or “to provide. ” An affordance is a feature that makes available a course of action. A passageway ...

Google previewDictionary of Untranslatables (2014)

A Philosophical Lexicon by Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, Michael Wood

AFFORDANCE. FRENCH disponibilité [of a resource], exploitabilité [of a situation ] GERMAN affordanz...

Box 1, PERCEPTION, REPRÉSENTATION, VORHANDEN The word “affordance”is a neologism coined by James J. Gibson to account ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Perception (2009)

by E. Bruce Goldstein

An affordance points to a domain of properties that is not “in” the environment considered apart from an individual nor are these intra-psychic properties “in” the individual considered apart from the environment. Affordances are relational ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Communication (2015)

by Wolfgang Donsbach

the technical affordance of interactivity (or components thereof), (2) the user's perception of an interactive potential, ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development (2016)

Psychology, Human development by CTI Reviews

Affordance: An affordance is a quality ofan object,or an environment,that allowsan individual to perform anaction. For example,aknob affords twisting, and perhaps pushing,while a cord affordspulling. The termisusedin a variety of ...

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The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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