Designing for Neurodiversity

Designing for Neurodiversity

As companies alter their workplace strategies and protocols during the current health crisis, they have an opportunity to pause, study the science behind people's behavior in the workplace and then make evidence-based decisions to support the wellbeing and productivity of all employees.

HOK’s recent research on mental health and neurodiversity in the workplace found that approximately 15 to 20 percent of people are neurodivergent, i.e., have one of a collection of conditions that include autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia.

Despite having above average intelligence and unique abilities, they cannot always thrive within existing workplace norms and practices. This panel will explore how inclusive work environments can provide choices for occupants and better accommodate the full range of employees: neurodivergent and neurotypical alike.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Learn from leading experts in the design for neurodivsersity space about the importance of considering neurodivergent people in workplace design.

2. Engage with potential problems neurodiverse populations face in the workplace.

3. Learn how to use behavioral science and evidence to drive design decisions that support mental health and neurodiversity.

4. Discuss potential design pathways for accommodating neurodiverse populations in the workplace.

Course Curriculum

  Welcome & Introduction
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  CEU Presentation
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  Conclusion & Assessment
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When does the course start and finish?

This course is a self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course until October 31, 2022 across any and all devices you own.

How do I receive credit once I complete the course?

The CEU partner listed will provide your certification information to the relevant reporting agency on your behalf. Please allow 4-6 weeks for reporting.

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