new word: affordance

Last updated on September 7, 2013

New word:

affordance (graphics):
A visual clue to the function of an object.

From Shlomo in his syllabus for Musical Games (or how psychology of expectation and collaboration explains music):

In the first meeting we explore different physical toys (balls, frisbees, juggling stick) for their “playability” and introduce the notion of affordances. We talk about the importance of affordances in design … How “playability” potential of a toy is discovered and why the interplay of perception and production is needed to developing ways of playing