The consistency between the real affordance and the perceived affordance-in the case of gripping a mug

Cheng Ting Yen, Min Yuan Ma, Chun Heng Ho

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Abstract

In our daily life, those products which are misapplied frequently are always because they does not provide a proper clue for users. If they did, however, another question is whether human beings could perceive it intuitively. There still exists a fuzzy zone to explain the difference between the real affordance and the perceived affordance. The purpose of this study is to discuss how human beings perceive the characteristic of physical sizes. This study uses mug as an example to show that the handle scale and size would affect the way human beings reach out fingers to grip a mug. We found that when people trying grip a mug unconsciously or directly, the length of the handle is the most important factor that would affect their real affordances and behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew World Situation
Subtitle of host publicationNew Directions in Concurrent Engineering - Proceedings of the 17th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
Pages161-169
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event17th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2010 - Cracow, Poland
Duration: 2010 Sep 62010 Sep 10

Publication series

NameAdvanced Concurrent Engineering
ISSN (Print)1865-5440

Other

Other17th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2010
CountryPoland
CityCracow
Period10-09-0610-09-10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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