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Preliminary Reflections on Affective Affordance in HCI: A Semiotic-Informed Perspective

Abstract : In spite of some divergence on interpretations of the concept of “affordance”, the term is fundamental in HCI and interaction design. More recently, the recognition of the affective quality of systems is becoming increasingly important as well. As an emerging subject, there is a lack of discussion on related concepts and, ultimately, on their practical implications. The objective of this paper is to bring into discussion the concept of affect under the perspective of affordance. From a socio-cultural view, this paper articulates affective affordances within the theoretical references of Organizational Semiotics and the Socially Aware Design; and concludes with prospections on potential applications for the design of technology.
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Elaine Hayashi, Alessandro Arpetti, M. Baranauskas. Preliminary Reflections on Affective Affordance in HCI: A Semiotic-Informed Perspective. 17th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO), Aug 2016, Campinas, Brazil. pp.43-52, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-42102-5_5⟩. ⟨hal-01646562⟩

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