CAN DESIGN ENCOURAGE LEARNING THROUGH DISTRACTION? ❔❔❔❔❔ RESEARCH ❔❔❔❔ ❔ According to the latest numbers released by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), more than four boys are diagnosed with Autism for every one girl. Whilst research has shown that there are genetic differences that have caused this disparity, there is also the factor of misdiagnosis and avoidance of labels due to ‘high functioning’ autistic girls being ‘hidden in plain sight’ as they mimic those around them in order to fit in. Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than women, with 12.9% of males being diagnosed during their lifetime, compared to 4.9% of women. Young girls are suffering in silence, as their higher functioning social awareness means that signs are often missed when ADHD and Autism is being explored during childhood development. ❕❕❕❕❕❕ CONCEPT: A common behavioural trait for individuals on the autistic/ADHD spectrum is that they are often ‘distracted’. GRID takes the negative connotations of distraction and uses it as a positive to highlight the creative thinking, talent and interests in order to make learning interesting. Therefore the most important part of the design process was researching ADHD and Autism distractions, triggers and interests to create an innovative solution, that questions current design principles. #interiordesign#design#graduate#research#adhdawareness#autismawareness#inclusionmatters#bristoldesigner#researchleddesign#innovation#designsolutions#graphics#interiors#degree#degreeshow
An open vanity signals the private and exclusive nature of the weekend home at Lonavala. The patterned tiles add a textural inset into the high-ceilinged wood-and-concrete shell. Photocredits: @phxindia
UPDATE | The Blueprint have delivered another branch at ANZ Neutral Bay, Sydney. In collaboration with JLL and Lend Lease, we have a successful long-standing history rebranding ANZ branches across Australia. Our experienced design and project management teams worked closely with ANZ to prototype and develop control samples for procurement and conduct site documentation, manufacture, project management and implementation of sites nationally. The custom signage across the branch network has been recently refreshed and includes, internal signage, ATM walls, environmental graphics and external feature signage. Check out link in bio for more info.