Affordance: what it is possible to do with a thing

You will have heard me use the term ‘affordances’ when talking about your Identity Online project: “What are the unique affordances of presenting your images on a website? What can you do with web presentation that differs from, say, putting prints on a wall?”

Below is something of a definition that will begin to explain this term:

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read the full article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affordance 

 

 

see also:

Rey, PJ 2013, ‘Materiality Matters: Confronting Digital Dualism with a Theory of Co-Affordances’

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