Norman Doors

Norman Doors

We’ve talked before of Affordance, a term created by the esteemed Donald Norman. He is also famous for a phenomenon called, “Norman Doors.” They are unfortunately named after him because, once you recognize them, you’ll see them everywhere and...

Affordance

When the characteristics of an object or device invite interaction, this is called “affordance.” For example, this lacks the appropriate affordance:   What’s missing is something like this: The lever of the door handle “invites” the...