Conference: Autism-Friendly Design

This conference will examine the unique challenges facing architects and designers when creating environments and technology for people with autism.

Key speakers will outline recommendations and concepts that show good practice in the design of buildings and technology. They will also give insights into understanding sensory issues for people with autism and how to take these into account when designing environments.

Design can play an incredibly important role in improving environments for people with autism. Good design of buildings, spaces, furniture and technology has the potential to improve the quality of life for people with autism immeasurably. However, the consequences of not providing an appropriate environment can sometimes be severe, including anxiety, meltdowns, physical pain and social isolation.

Speakers include:

Richard Seymour, Seymourpowell. Dr Magda Mostafa, The American University in Cairo. Dr Wendy Keay-Bright, Cardiff School of Art and Design. Dr Katie Gaudion, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art.

Key topics: Why good design is so important. Understanding sensory difficulties and differences. Commissioning and designing built environments. Designing inclusive software.

Join us to discuss good design for people with autism.

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Cite: "Conference: Autism-Friendly Design" 07 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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