Affordances are dead; long live affordances

I miss affordances. Affordances in computing UIs are nothing new. When designers and developers first put words on a screen, there was a need to convey what one could do with those words and pictures. Menus? Buttons? Dropdowns? All of the fundamental UI elements we’ve had for 30+ years started with deliberate design decisions – … Continue reading “Affordances are dead; long live affordances”