1) Choose one of the objects you selected and describe how your initial understanding of its affordances changed over the course of the exercise?
We chose a plastic fork during the class as our observes object. At the beginning, the fork only has one function is sticking in food and send them to mouth. However, when we wrenched it and reshaped it, it became an artwork. Since we decided to break it and seperate the teeth on this fork, we got many pens for painting with pigments. So the affordance changed from simple designed utility to some potential utility. However, this is the actually error about what we found. The affordance was proved to be the relationship between person and objects.
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.
We chose camera as the observed object. Its initial function for common people is recording in pictorial methods. For the scene of having a lack of light, camera could also become the light for watching. Camera also could create art masterpiece in the phonologists’ hands.
This inspired me in the term of dividing user groups and scenes.