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Author Torenvliet, Gerard
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract When terminology gets people riled up, you know that something lurks beneath the surface. In this Whiteboard, Gerard Torenvliet describes and decries the loss of meaning that the term affordance has suffered over the years, as widely read authors have redefined it and as readers and users have muddied it. Gerard argues that clarity in usability work---and the ability to participate in requirements definition---depend on our using the term's original meaning, and he urges us to reclaim it.
Description Affiliation: Watchfire, Corporation (Torenvliet, Gerard)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal interactions (INTR)
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 4
Page Count 6
Starting Page 12
Ending Page 17


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Source: ACM Digital Library