Neurodiversity Secrets for Innovation and Design

Mar 12, 2017

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Understanding different kinds of brains can enhance the design process and catalyze innovation! In this session, we will explain how. The concept of "neurodiversity" promotes the notion that differences in brain functioning such as autism are not (by themselves) disabilities, but natural variations of the human brain. Although "universal design" and "inclusive design" approaches seek to create things that are usable by everyone, including the neurodiverse population, they fall short. We examined 60 engineering design approaches, and through the lens of neuroergonomics, we've created a canvas that can be used by designers and others to enhance the design process and unlock innovation.

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photo of Morgan Benton
Morgan Benton

James Madison University

photo of Nicole Radziwill
Nicole Radziwill

James Madison University

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