Kay is a director of WorkPlace for HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm, with a network of 24 offices on three continents.
She leads teams creating innovative workspaces and has pioneered a Neurodiverse-friendly approach to shaping spaces that support the full range of neurotypical and neurodivergent employees.
In this episode we discover the three key things shaping our thinking in the way we design spaces.
How the application of science can help drive better decision making.
Why a test, pilot, and measuring approach could revolutionise our approach to office refurbishment.
The importance of options, choices, and control in creating diverse spaces that fit your employees better.
And we discover the dangers of becoming a potted plant.
Designing a Neurodiverse Workplace
Kay Sargent Talks About Designing Neurodiverse-Friendly Workplaces on CRE Podcast
How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer.
Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth. Where we teach you to put people at the centre of the design process and create joyful and sustainable spaces to support wellbeing, health, and happiness.
Dave Clarke from @iamthehow (http://www.iamthehow.com) for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.
Kay Hanson (https://www.instagram.com/kay_v_hanson/) for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth
Mark Frith (https://www.instagram.com/fritzthekat/) for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.
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