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Definition of the noun Affordance
What does Affordance mean as a name of something?
- 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
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Affordance
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
What 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
New 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, ...
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 ...
Visualizing 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.
How 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 ...
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 , 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 ...
Towards a Science of the Landscape by Almo Farina
Affordance means the interaction between organism 26 Chapter 1 – Almo Farina 18.104.22.168 Safety and aesthetic landscape, amenity.
Evolution 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 ...
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.
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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; ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
by Wolfgang Donsbach
the technical affordance of interactivity (or components thereof), (2) the user's perception of an interactive potential, ...
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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These clever recycle containers have openings that allow you to easily and quickly know which types of material go where.
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esri' is written to indicate which door to use. A subtle example of affordance
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- Affordance box inspiration
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- Preparing the affordance box
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- Affordance box under the skin
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- Strane affordance
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Video language resources about Affordance
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- Definition: Affordance - Intro to the Design of Everyday Things
This video is part of an online course, Intro to the Design of Everyday Things.
- Affordance Meaning
Video shows what affordance means. A potential action that is made possible by a given object or environment, especially, one that is made easily discoverable.
Scrabble value of A1F4F4O1R1D2A1N1C3E1
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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