Reflect on your experience of the Affordances exercise by answering the following questions:
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 initially listed the main function of the object and then I started adding the affordances based on the current design and thought of other ways that it could be used. After that, I started adding affordances based on the different types of people and started listing more ways I never thought I could use a haibrush for.
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.
Using the hairbrush as an example, I started thinking on how it would be easier and safer to use. Instead of the handle, I thought it would be better if a strap is added on the head of the brush and also have a soft/cushioned back. This would make it easier to use even for people who do not have hands and safer for kids or babies without compromising on the current functionality.
When I switched objects with my partner, she suggested the hairbrush to produce some sort of sound so she can find it easily as she is visually impaired in this scenario.