Choose one of the objects you selected and describe how your initial understanding of its affordances changed over the course of the exercise?
I choose the folk from the kitchen. I tried different angle to get more descriptive view of the product. Finally the side view show the curves and full product design. The main purpose of this product id help to have/ feed a food.
I think from different user point of view
- Too heavy to hold for kids
- Design is quite dangerous, easily they can hurt their eyes.
- My son can use as play dough tool to create impression
I tried many angle to think the product usage from different angle:
- Can use as a comb to brush the hair
- Can be a table number holder
- Dicking tool for grading
- Can use to scratch the back
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 choose the cute ornament that my husband gifted me on last wedding anniversary. It’s a symbol of love. It has 2 hearts with flower inside the glass with mercury.
Only when I shake or turn I can see the glitters in the fluid moving and creating nice sparkly effect. Its like a hidden affordances . Designer designed the product with hidden affordances , when the user start using or shaking only know there is a feature in the product like glitters.
When I am thinking deeply I start use as my stress reliever to turn upside down and watch the glitters moving. Sometime I use as a paper weightier in the office. Sometime its look like a wedding cake.
Depend on my mood and situation I use the product in different aspects than the primary design of the product.