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 spoon from the kitchen, i observed it with different angles, the best angel is to put it down horizontally so i can see both the curve and handle. The main purpose of the spoon is to eat food.
different user view point:for kid it can be a playing tool, for rolling and stir liquid…etc, for disability people it may be hard for them to hold it.
other affordance, we curved the spoon with wrap and soft papers to make it round and soft and just it as a massage stick to massage our face.
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.
we chose to modify human use by restricting the use of hands, the design of spoon obviously needs hand grabing posture to make it work properly, especially require for the use of fingers, the original design did not consider this situation for disability people. This inspired our idea idea, we tie up the spoon handle on the arm (used watch band in the class) which allowed the spoon to be attached on the arm firmly , disability people without hands can still use the spoon in this way.