Choose one of the objects you selected and describe how your initial understanding of its affordances changed over the course of the exercise?
I took a soap frosted box to class. In my general mind, the use of soap box is holding soap. However, with some change and expanding uses, I found each side of opened soap frosted box can put some little things. And we combined one side with a spoon that it allows to scoop up more things.
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.
It is easy to use chopsticks to pick up something for normal people, but in our exercise, the participant is asked for pick up things without her thumb. The most simple thing becomes hard to achieve, she attempts many times to do it. This exercise makes me realising that as a designer, the manipulation of a product should be considered for different users’ group. Trying to keep the most simple operate for kinds of people. And the affordances of soup frosted box give me thought of the importance of doing exercise, because multiple exercises will expand the functions of a object.