"[T]he distinctions between affordances, perceived affordances, and signifiers...." #readingToday
In Chapter 1 we learned of the distinctions between affordances, perceived affordances, and signifiers. Affordances refer to the potential actions that are possible, but these are easily discoverable only if they are perceivable: perceived affordances. It is the signifier component of the perceived affordance that allows people to determine the possible actions. But how does one go from the perception of an affordance to understanding the potential action? In many cases, through conventions.
Design of Everyday Things Revised, Don Norman