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A visual cue that offers an intuitive indication of how an object functions—e.g., a door on an electronic device.


Erogonomics A visual cue that offers an intuitive indication of how an object functions—e.g., a door on an electronic device. See Icon.
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The relationship that exists between the individual and the environment that will facilitate a certain type of movement (e.g., a sliding board affords a child with the opportunity to climb up, sit, and slide down).
[afford + -ance, noun suffix]
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That is, there's a distinction between the affordance of abuilding (flexibility) and its purpose (adaptation to market, operational, climate, or other drivers).
Thus, one of the affordances that fantasy literature brings as a form is a particular affinity for the role of fantasy (in broader psychological terms) to disrupt rigid, habitual forms of language.
To understand the affordances and constraints of existing tools and frameworks for leveraging video for teacher preparation, we reviewed two recent literature reviews on the use of video for teacher learning and a collection of essays on video use in teacher education (Brouwer, 2011; Calandra & Rich, 2015; Gaudin & Chalies, 2015).
Il s'agit d'enclencher un processus, de le completer par un produit, puis d'arriver a un autre, de le completer et ainsi de suite, avec les affordances TIC comme moyen de communiquer les sons et avec l'enculturation comme faculte d'adaptabilite.
In sum, organizations may use different ICTs that provide related affordances (Rice et al., 2017).
The digital literacy practices that the participants engaged in have presented very different affordances to print-based media.
Caroline Levine imports the concept of "affordance" into literary criticism to "capture the complex operations of social and literary forms," she explains.
This iterative process therefore saw the initial thematic categories of the capability approach supplemented by cross-disciplinary theories of affordances.
What kinds of affordances are available when students write through social media?
Our aim is thus to examine if and how cultural capital shapes the ways in which social agents approach various media and their affordances, i.e.