Thoughts on Wingspan | DESIGNER NOTES

Thoughts on Wingspan | DESIGNER NOTES

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Affordances {Everywhere|All over the place|Just about everywhere|Almost everywhere|In all places|Everywhere you go}

I’m not {sure|certain|positive|confident|absolutely sure|guaranteed} if designer Elizabeth Hargrove is {familiar|acquainted|common} with Donald Norman’s {classic|traditional|vintage|basic|common|typical} {book|guide|e-book|ebook|e book|reserve} The {Design|Style|Design and style|Layout|Style and design|Structure} of {Everyday|Daily|Each day|Every day|Day-to-day|Day to day} {Things|Issues|Items|Factors|Points|Matters} and its emphasis on affordances – how {simple|easy|straightforward|basic|uncomplicated|very simple} {choices|options|selections|alternatives|possibilities|decisions} that designers make {determine|figure out|decide|establish|ascertain|identify} how {easy|simple|straightforward|effortless|uncomplicated|quick} it will be for {people|individuals|folks|men and women|persons|people today} to use their {products|goods|items|merchandise|solutions|products and solutions} {correctly|properly|appropriately|accurately|effectively|the right way}. (The {classic|traditional|vintage|basic|common|typical} {example|instance|illustration|case in point} is {using|utilizing|making use of|employing|working with|applying} a flat {metal|steel|metallic} panel to {suggest|recommend|propose|advise|counsel} – or {rather|instead|fairly|relatively|somewhat|alternatively}, to give the affordance – that a {door|doorway} {should|ought to|must|need to|really should|should really} be pushed to {open|open up} and NOT to use a {handle|deal with|manage|take care of|cope with|tackle}, which {instead|rather|as an alternative|alternatively|as a substitute|in its place} {suggests|indicates|implies} that a {door|doorway} {should|ought to|must|need to|really should|should really} be pulled {open|open up}.) A {game|sport|recreation|match|video game|activity} with {good|great|excellent|very good|fantastic|superior} affordances is {difficult|tough|challenging|hard|tricky|complicated} to {play|perform|engage in|enjoy|participate in} {incorrectly|improperly}. Wingspan’s {design|style|design and style|layout|style and design|structure} is {full|complete|total|entire|whole|comprehensive} of these {types|kinds|varieties|sorts|forms|styles} of affordances.

{Consider|Think about|Contemplate|Take into account|Look at|Take into consideration} the {eight|8} {action|motion} cubes with which {each|every|each and every|every single|just about every|each individual} {player|participant} {starts|begins|commences|starts off} the {game|sport|recreation|match|video game|activity}. At the {end|finish|stop|conclude|conclusion|close} of {each|every|each and every|every single|just about every|each individual} of the {four|4} rounds, {one|1|a single|one particular|just one|a person} of these cubes goes {onto|on to} the {goal|objective|aim|purpose|target|intention} {track|monitor|observe|keep track of}, recording which {player|participant} {got|received|acquired|obtained|bought} {first|initial|very first|1st|initially|to start with}, {second|2nd|next}, {third|3rd}, {etc|and so on|and so forth|and many others|etcetera}. Then, {each|every|each and every|every single|just about every|each individual} {round|spherical} the {players|gamers} have {one|1|a single|one particular|just one|a person} {less|much less|significantly less|considerably less|a lot less|fewer} {action|motion} to {take|consider|get|just take|acquire|choose}, which is {easy|simple|straightforward|effortless|uncomplicated|quick} to {remember|keep in mind|bear in mind|don’t forget|recall|try to remember} {because|simply because|since|due to the fact|mainly because|for the reason that} the {extra|additional|added|further|more|excess} {action|motion} cubes are now {sitting|sitting down} on the {goal|objective|aim|purpose|target|intention} {track|monitor|observe|keep track of}, so {players|gamers} are {never|by no means|in no way|never ever|under no circumstances|hardly ever} at {risk|danger|threat|chance|possibility|hazard} of {accidentally|unintentionally} {playing|taking part in|enjoying|actively playing|participating in} {too|as well|also|way too|far too|much too} {many|numerous|several|a lot of|quite a few|lots of} {actions|steps} in a {round|spherical}. {It’s|It is} a {perfect|ideal|excellent|best|great|fantastic} way for {players|gamers} to {understand|comprehend|realize|recognize|fully grasp|have an understanding of} that they get {less|much less|significantly less|considerably less|a lot less|fewer} {actions|steps} {per|for each|for every} {round|spherical} as the {game|sport|recreation|match|video game|activity} progresses. What I’m curious about is which {came|arrived} {first|initial|very first|1st|initially|to start with}, the {exact|precise|actual|specific|correct} {pattern|sample} of 8-7-6-5 {actions|steps} or the graphic {design|style|design and style|layout|style and design|structure} of leaving the cubes on the {track|monitor|observe|keep track of}? It {seems|appears|looks|would seem|appears to be} {unlikely|not likely} that these {numbers|figures|quantities} {were|had been|have been|ended up|were being} picked independently, or that they just {happen|occur|take place|come about|transpire|materialize} to be the {perfect|ideal|excellent|best|great|fantastic} {set|established} of {numbers|figures|quantities} for the {game|sport|recreation|match|video game|activity} {itself|by itself|alone}. I’d like to {think|believe|feel|consider|assume|imagine} that the designer {decided|determined|made the decision|made a decision|resolved} it was {more|much more|a lot more|far more|additional|extra} {important|essential|crucial|critical|significant|vital} to have the {game|sport|recreation|match|video game|activity} {rules|guidelines|principles|policies|regulations|procedures} match the {physical|bodily|actual physical} {design|style|design and style|layout|style and design|structure} with the {best|very best|greatest|ideal|finest|most effective} affordance. (What if the {game|sport|recreation|match|video game|activity} {plays|performs} {slightly|somewhat|marginally|a bit|a little|a little bit} {better|much better|far better|greater|superior|improved} with {four|4} or {six|6} {actions|steps} in the {final|last|ultimate|closing|remaining} {round|spherical}? {It’s|It is} not {worth|really worth|well worth|value|worthy of|truly worth} breaking the affordance of {one|1|a single|one particular|just one|a person} {action|motion} {cube|dice} {being|becoming|getting|currently being|staying|remaining} {removed|eliminated|taken out|taken off|eradicated} {each|every|each and every|every single|just about every|each individual} {round|spherical}.)

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