Affordance: Time and Motion

storyboarding | sketching | shooting | video Editing | script Writing | animation

This short film, shot entirely with an iPhone 6, seeks to teach the concept of affordance as a design principle. Intentionally mixing animation and live video to underscore the importance of human interaction with objects and how they give off cues in their environment clearly highlights the ubiquity of affordances and their push and pull on our behavior and interaction. The background music, pacing, and humor were used intentionally to hold the attention of the viewer without overwhelming them, and the everyday actions included in the film were meant to show that affordances are indeed everywhere.

Carnegie Mellon University | Instructor Andrew Twigg | Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Photoshop