- Choose one of the objects you selected and describe how your initial understanding of its affordances changed over the course of the exercise?
For this tutorial I bring a measure spoon, this item is a spoon is for measuring flour and other stuff for recipes, it has a silicone cup that can be pull off for taking the element you want to measure. During the tutorial, we use some plastic cling warp and change the spoon making it a container.
- 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 ability of the user or the lack of it influenced greatly the interaction with the object, in the tutorial we try to use the spoon with chopstick and even when we can lift the spoon it was difficult to used for the propose the design has in mind when it was designed, this makes me wonder if there are some special spoons or some different class of eating utensils for disabled people and how they work.