How do you understand this definition/description of affordance? Please put into your own words.
The affordances of an object can be misinterpreted.
As "animals" evolve they may perceive new affordances.
If a habitat is a neighborhood, then the niche is the home. Niche is the specific while habitat is the general.
Setareh - my bed, my Ikea-specific chair!
Erica - my studio
Ernie - in a band
Get into your groups and answer the following questions
Pick three aspects/environmental conditions of this room or the third floor of FAC. Describe each of these aspects as an affordance. What activity is implied by the material? What sorts of sensory input does this condition/object offer the user? One way of doing this might be able to put yourself in the place of an alien. What about the object or condition compels you to act upon it in a particular way?
- water fountain:
drinking, filling, washing, refreshing, dumping, draining, bending over, hearing, tasting, cooling, pushing, dampening
- trash can
carrying, holding, dumping, lifting, rolling, sitting, standing, burning (for protest), hiding, percussing, stinking, seeing (it's full)
writing, rolling, telescoping, hitting, folding, cutting, burning, wading, funneling, reading, building, covering, washing, rubbing, displaying, binding (book), feeling, seeing
Utility with respect to affordances are the available actions of an object or environment, but the actual usefulness of the action is measurable.
Rip tide. Panda Bears. Lionfish.