Tag Archives: Videos

Affordances explained

19 Apr

In this brief video (under 2 min.) Donald Norman, who brought the concept of “affordances” into HCI, explains it:

Please let me know in the comments if this helps your understanding of this concept. Also let me know what other questions you have about it.

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Interface History Resouces

12 Jan

My class lecture on interface history is largely based on this Ars Technica article.

There are wonderful resources out there that have captured the history of the GUI interface as it was happening.

Steve Jobs’ keynotes have become legendary. But here is a truly historic one, when he launched the Apple Macintosh in 1984:

The 1984 TV commercial for the Apple Macintosh has also become legendary:

What stands out to you from these videos? What ideas impressed you most? What ideas would you like to see implemented?