1) Choose one of the objects you selected and describe how your initial understanding of its affordances changed over the course of the exercise?
I chose the hanger as my object. As it has different hook shapes, it has the affordance of being a hook to hold and connect different items. If we stack different hangers together, it will become a small but wide container. Maybe we can put some book inside. Also if we put a light bulb inside, it will become a lamp as well. If we place the hanger in different angle, an art work is created as well. It depends on the amount, the angle and the position of the hangers.
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 way that human use the object depends on the context and environment they are facing. I always believe that a good product can provide the users with different function within a necessary range. It allows users to use it in different context with flexibility. But the design of the product should be in a minimal amount as well. It should mess the users with its multifunction.