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New HFI white paper – by Mary M. Michaels
This free white paper introduces affordance decomposition, a technique that enables you to quickly assess products and services from an end user perspective as well as from an ecosystem perspective.
Affordance decomposition is taught in HFI’s UX training course Omni-Channel UX Strategy and Innovation: an ecosystem and future modeling approach. In this white paper, it used to analyze the Apple Watch from four perspectives:
“An affordance decomposition is a type of analysis which helps us try to predict how a product like the Apple Watch might fit into people’s lives, and where there might be innovations that could delight users, as well as features and functionality that could undermine widespread accpetance.”