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 choose the plastic bottle as my subject, my initial understanding of its just add the function of the temperature display and the spray head. This idea comes from my daily life, sometimes i might get burned when i drinking hot water. It could avoid this situation if there is the temperature display screen. Also, some girl might feel their skin dry especially in the summer, so, a spray head could be helpful.
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.
During the processing of using chopsticks to hold the bottle, which is impossible. I realized that there are some things we need take into consideration as a designer. For example, we could use the magnet to manipulate the water bottle or use robot arm to control. It is necessary to understand the affordances of an object. Everyone thinks the water bottle just can use to drink water, but with the change of the affordance, we can explore more functions.