Hutson and Hutson investigated how biophilic design can support neurodiverse populations. They found that “With an estimated 15 – 20% of the global population considered neurodiverse, it is crucial to understand and accommodate their specific needs, such as those with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum condition, and learning disabilities. . . . biophilic design integrates natural elements and art into the built environment.
Using neuroscience designers can create areas where the neuro-diverse thrive, generating positive places for people on the autism spectrum and those with ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, long lasting anxiety, neuroticism, depression, and other psychological challenges.
Producing the best possible lived experiences
Palumbo and colleagues studied the preferences of different groups for curved and straight design elements.
More insights into neurodiversity
Positive spaces for all
Geography, user, design links
Developing welcoming spaces for all users
Crown investigated how the sensory systems of people on the autism spectrum process information from the physical world.