Episode 2 | How to Design With Sensitivity in Mind – HoK’s Kay Sargent and Mary Cate Cassidy
Hear about the benefits and key principles of designing with sensitivity in mind from design principals, Kay Sargent and Mary Kate Cassidy of HoK.
Have you ever noticed the most amazing things happen when one is posed with a simple innocent question? That is how it started for Kay Sargent, a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. Kay is currently a director of HOK’s Work Place team
Mary Kate Cassidy's career focus was to either become an architect interior designer or a special ed teacher. She chose the former and is now a senior designer at HOK focusing on corporate workplace design. In her graduate studies, she researched neurodiversity and its relationship to workplace design.
I invite you to listen and learn as we speak about:
- 00:04:46 - How Mary Kate and Kay got into neurodivergent design
- 00:05:47 - Designing for Adults on Autistic Spectrum
- 00:07:07 - What is neurodivergent
- 00:09:23 - Value in belonging
- 00:09:53 - Legally designing for inclusivity
- 00:12:28 - Spectrum of Sensitivity
- 00:13:00 - The differences between noise and sound
- 00:14:30 - Sensory Intelligence
- 00:17:32 - Six modalities of work types
- 00:19:32 - Rest at the workplace
- 00:21:05 - Human Sustainability and well-being
- 00:22:45 - Work like athletes
- 00:25:00 - Onboarding process
- 00:28:45 - Being in touch with their needs
- 00:30:07 - Breaking up tasks during the day
- 00:33:25 - Principles and Elements of Design
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Episode 2: How to Design with Sensitivity in Mind
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