1.Choose one of the objects you selected and describe how your initial understanding of its affordances changed over the course of the exercise?
The object I chose is a cloth hanger, initially I only knowed it could be used to hang clothes, pants, etc. But when you manipulate the hanger, I found I could also use it for hit somebody lol. Further more, the hanger can be used as a cable holder when you bend it to a certain shape.
2.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.
The manipulation of the object and the person’s abilities can totaly change the object’s affordance. I think people will have different reactions whe thy are relating to an object. A good design help user to learn how to use it itself and make their life easier. It should be simply and clear. We won’t think about what object could be used in other way since it’s designed for a certain purpose. But in the affordances lab, we would think of it and realize how important the concept is.