Ros Lambert-Porter Presents at Clerkenwell Design Week

Our acoustic consultant Ros Lambert-Porter recently presented Acoustic Design for Neurodiverse Workers at Clerkenwell Design Week.

Neurodiversity refers to variations in the human brain and cognition, including: sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions. Autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, dyscalculia and Tourette syndrome all fall under the neurodiversity umbrella. While neurodivergent people in the workforce have many strengths, such as creative thinking, pattern recognition, and unique ways of problem solving, there are also ways to optimise a workplace so that they can fully thrive and persevere through any sensitivities as well. Stimuli in the workplace such as lighting, sound, temperature, smells and textures can affect neurodiverse staff. Ros’ presentation focuses on how acoustic design can provide a productive workspace for those with different working styles and personality types, as well as neurodiversity.

Her presentation covered everything from how working at home has changed the way that we work, to considering spatial organisation, spatial character, and the variety of tasks a worker must now complete in their new environment. Ensuring there are spaces for focus and reflection away from high-stimulus areas is key, as is controlling sound transmission between spaces. A business should also think about technology in terms of both its current use and the potential, supportive accommodations that could be made.

For more information about acoustic design in the workplace, or to book a Hawkins expert to speak at your next event, please contact us.

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