Anti-Affordance 





Stop Sign
Acrylic Lazer Engraved on 5mm Acrylic  



Interaction Design is recognising these desire Lines and using them. These Desire lines could be by social, technical, psychological, behavioral and psychical. We can see more conceptual forms of desire lines in social demographics, geography, politics, emotions, social situations or narratives.

Anti-affordances prevent or reduce interactions with a specific object. Traditionally, affordance is the property of an object to allow a person to perform a task. Desire line was originally an architectural term for paths made by people. Using these two principles I created a 3d object showing the importance of sign-age in our everyday lives


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I aimed to make a see-through sign. I tested two different mediums. At first, I used screenprint ink that I watered down to make it translucent but the ink was still too strong. So I moved to laser engraving which allowed for a lot more control to make the sign seem invisible. What I created was a sign that can only be seen in certain positions when the light hits it.



Two way Traffi Sign
Acrylic Screen Printed on 5mm Acrylic  



Graphics I made showing Anti- Affordance in signage
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