Leonardo Burlamaqui, Andy Dong
Thanks to a number of articles on affordances in this magazine, chapters in textbooks on interaction design, and online interaction design resources, almost every interaction designer is aware of the concept of affordance. Yet, despite widespread awareness of affordance by designers, the concept has yet to translate into widespread benefits for end users. Insights It's not uncommon to observe users completely befuddled by everyday objects. There is a video on YouTube with more than 70,000 views showing a man unable to open an airplane lavatory door—despite a hand-size aluminum plate on the door that suggests the "pushability" of…
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