Hair dryer

As you can see from the picture of a hair dryer above, it reminds you of how important its existence to humankind. It can get your hair done drying in a span of a few minutes instead of waiting for it to air-dry which can take up about an hour. How amazing is this product?

The rectangular button-like thing affords the level of temperature by pushing up or down one or two levels. The relationship between a physical object and a person can be referred to as affordance (Norman, 2013). An affordance solely revolves around a relationship between the properties of an object and the capabilities of the agent that cause them to occur in a particular way, resulting how the object could possibly be used (Norman, 2013).

The qualities of the object and the abilities of the agent that are interacting are working together as one to have the presence of an affordance (Norman, 2013). People acknowledge that by pushing the rectangular button-like thing indicates the level of temperature when drying hair.

Norman, D. A. (2013). The design of everyday things. New York: Basic Books.


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