Choose one of the objects you selected and describe how your initial understanding of its affordances changed over the course of the exercise?

The common wooden spoon was selected for cotton swaps. normally, chopsticks is a kind of traditional asian tableware, I normally use it to pick foods and mix things, and cotton swaps are used for covering wound and clean the ear after taking shower. however I used a variety of different things and scenarios to extend its affordances. this swap now is able to clean not only a ear, but also some electronic devices, which have small gaps.


Given that affordances is a relational property between a person and an object, how did the manipulation of the object and the person’s abilities inform your understanding of the concept? Did it give you inspiration or insight for how to work with affordances as a designer? Discuss this through the specific objects you explored in the exercise.

I used several ways to test the revised product, at first users feel no problem using the product; so after this I added some restriction to the user, like only allow them use one hand or use a chopstick to use the product, then a lot of problems came out, they can not pick up the swap, so I gave them some instruction like hold the part with cotton on, and this resulted in a dramatic increase on the success of using testing. So I think later I may try to make the cotton swap covered by cottons.