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Affordances

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Affordances are visual cues that offer guidance as to how you might use something. This concept is discussed in detail in the book {b} The Design of Everyday Things by @Don Norman

An example of an affordance the way a button is designed.

A button can be styled in such a way as to indicate it can be clicked on.

Things like drop-shadows, hover effects etc. add to this.

Source: {b} Don’t Make Me Think

Related Topics: Design

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