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Autistic Design

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APPLICATIONS
FOR AUTISTIC DESIGN JACOB M AMADOR PROB. + PROB. = SOLUTION? aid cognitive ability and improve overall health [1] negative impact and hinder learning process [2] flickers known to cause eyestrain, headaches, and increased repetitive behavior [3] LIGHTING views can increase productivity, improve overall health, and reduce sick days and attrition rates [4] VISUAL CONSIDERATIONS distraction to someone with autism [5] Spatial Organization large spaces can create anxiety [6] threatened in smaller areas with other people [7] struggle with body relation [8] temple grandin compares poor body awareness to someone who has lost a limb, but still feels it is there [9] CLERESTORIES IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS INDIRECT LIGHTING FIXTURES LARGE OVERHANGS HIGHER WINDOW ELEVATIONS P U B L I C PRIVATE "Neurotypical" pertaining to autistic persons whos neurological development and function is within the normal range [11] strong aversion to change [10] "So if individuals cannot aqcuire a skill in a neurotypical setting, than isn't the approach a hard sell" [12] SOURCES [1] Heshong Mahone Group, "Daylighting in Schools: An Investigation into the Relationship between DAylighting and Human Performance," Pacific GAs and Electric Co. on behalf of the CAlifornia Board for Energy Efficiency Third Party Program, FAir Oaks, CA. 1999.

[2] Loftness, Vivian and Megan Snyder. “Where Windows Become Doors.” In Biophilic Design, edited by Stephen R. Kellert, Judith H. Heerwagen, and Martin L. Mador,. Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, 2008 p. 121.

[3] Boyce, Peter R. “The Impact of Light in Buildings on Human Health.” Indoor and Built Environment, February 2010 vol. 19 no. 1 8-20

[4] Loftness, Vivian and Megan Snyder. “Where Windows Become Doors.” In Biophilic Design, edited by Stephen R. Kellert, Judith H. Heerwagen, and Martin L. Mador,. Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

[5] Myler, Patricia A., Thomas A Fantacone, and Edwin T. Merritt. “Eliminating Distractions.” School and University (2003). 18 Dec. 2005<http://asumag.com/university_eliminating_distractions/>

[6] Grandin, Temple. Emergence. New York: Warner Books, 2005


[7] Humphreys, Simon. “Autism and Architecture” http://www.autismlondon.org.uk/pdf-files/bulletin_feb-mar_2005.pdf


[8] Bogdashina, Olga. Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003.


[9] Grandin, Temple. Thinking in Pictures. New York: Vintage Books, 2006 p. 25.

[10] Bogdashina, Olga. Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003
p. 49.


[11] Dictionary.com definition for neurotypical

[12] Mostafa, Magda. “An Architecture for Autism: Concepts of Design Intervention for the Autistic User.” International Journal of Architectural Research. Volume 2 Issue 1. 189-204. March 2008. THANK YOU JACOB M AMADOR
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