Thursday, 13 October 2011

More Affordances..

Today we continued to talk about Affordances.We talked about Aesthetics, spirituality, memories and history, and physical components.  Aesthetics is described as relating to the appreciation of art and beauty (Collins, 2004). From this i understand aesthetics as being something pleasing and how you look at things. In relation to cards if you have been dealt a really good hand this may be pleasing to look at.
According to Hopkinson and Smith 1983 as sited in Crepeau 2003, The day to day practice of occupational therapy reflects the fact our activities, our behaviours and the product of the occupation combine to give us a sense of who we are and help define us a social beings.

I am going to use these photos to describe the aesthetics, physical components and memories and history.

Memory's- As stated in my first post i started playing cards at a young age with my family. I have found that certain games trigger memory's of where you were or who you were with at that time.

This photo was taken at our beach house in whitianga. My family and friends are playing spoons, which is a card game. I love this photo as you can see every ones facial expressions and you get an idea of what the atmosphere is like. Everyone is laughing and having a good time.

This next photo shows good body language.

As you can see here sometimes it gets a bit to competitive!. This shows that the connection between everyone is quit close, you can tell in this picture that we all know each well. (aaron is determined to win and is fighting Hannah to get the spoon). This shows the physical components.

Photos speak a thousand words.

Collins, 2004. Compact Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers. Great Britain, UK

Crepeau E. ( 2003 ). Analyzing occupation and activity: A way of thinking about occupational performance. In Crepeau E., Cohn E, & Schell B (Eds.), Willard and Spackman’s occupational therapy ( 10th ed., pp.189-198). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins


  1. Hi Claire,

    I really enjoyed looking at your photographs it really looks like everyone is having a great time :). One thing i learnt from this post was that playing cards for you creates happy memories both from your childhood as well as now. The only thing i can comment on to improve this post would be to check your spelling - I spotted a couple of mistakes e.g. quit, did you mean quite?

  2. Hi Claire,

    The asthesics of playing cards can be so broad, I think you have captured the meaning and memories part of this particular part very well. Looks like a very physical game of cards haha.

  3. Hi Claire,

    That really looks like fun! I like the way you have posted photos to back up what you have written. I never thought how a card game could be quite so physical