On Oct 6, 2008, at 1:50 PM, Schiffel, Jeffrey A wrote:
I don't disagree; you confirm teh implications
of my previous note.
Defining affordances is related to the discipline
using the term.
True, although as the word was coined by Gibson, one might
regard his notion as having some priority; and I cannot find any reference to
its use in any literature outside Gibsonian psychology or interface
engineering (through the influence of Don Norman). As the Wikipedia article
"The different meanings now associated with the word, although closely
related, can be a source of confusion in writing and conversation if the
intended meaning is not made explicit and if it is not used