Designing for the Autism Spectrum


Rocky Mountain Green: USGBC Colorado
February 8, 2018, 11:15 AM
Filed under: Autism + Design, Uncategorized, USGBC | Tags: , ,

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Another speaking opportunity! I’m very excited to not only be able to continue to present on this topic, but I have been fortunate enough to find like-minded colleagues to collaborate with as well.  I hope I am able to minimize the time between posts with more speaking opportunities and be able to share my experiences as well.

I will be presenting with Meaghan Walls of Assistology in Omaha and Stuart Shell of Forte Building Science (a division of M.E. GROUP). Meaghan is a hands-on engineer whose company provides assistive technology solutions for businesses and individuals. Stuart works in IT for building systems, focusing on optimizing the environment’s performance and the human experience.

Our session for the May 3rd, 2018 regional conference will focus on the sustainability movement and how action in the present moment will increasingly draw from human-centered sciences like ethnography and neuroscience.  We shift the core of the movement from exclusively environmental to empathy – caring for each other, here and now.  There is no better lens to view this transformation from than disability – a cultural construct that limits who can partake in public life.

Discovering Human Experience in Accessibility

What is an accessible design in our age with ADHD and Autism? And what does that have to do with sustainability? Developments in neuroscience and technology provide new approaches to inclusive design. This presentation will illustrate how a person-centered approach to barrier-free design results in better buildings for all users.

May 3rd, 2018

For registration for the conference:

https://www.usgbc.org/rocky-mountain-green

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PechaKucha
June 21, 2017, 7:53 AM
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Recently, I was invited to speak at the Sioux Falls, SD PechaKucha event.  A PechaKucha is a short presentation with 20 slides, each for 20 seconds.  Originating in Toyko, Japan, the intent was to engage the audience about a topic in a succinct way.

I chose to speak about my passion: my research of how design affects one with autism.

Please feel free to listen here:

http://www.pechakucha.org/presentations/out-of-my-mind-designing-experience

PKN