The Dark Side of Aff...

The theory of affordances is rooted in the work of J. J. Gibson, a psychologist working in the area of visual perception. Design and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) theorist Donald Norman introduced the idea to the digital design community in the late 1980s in his book now known as The Design...

New Moves in the San...

Last summer a small group of us got to play in a sandbox full of new toys — with gizmos, gadgets, widgets, and thing-a-ma-bobs.  Play, of course, is one way of systematically exploring the affordances of a new technology. And sandboxes are designed to be largely free of risk, while...

Wouldn’t it be cool ...

I play a brainstorming game from time to time in one of my classes that starts off with “wouldn’t it be cool if ..” and almost always goes someplace interesting from there.  On several slightly longer time-lines, here are some things that I think are kind of cool this spring. … you...