Neurodiversity at Work: Valuing Teammates Who Are Wired Differently
Creating more inclusive and comfortable work environments, identifying communication styles, and being great teammates to those that are wired a bit different.
I am a Visual Designer in corporate America; I am also on the Autism Spectrum. I’ve thrived in my career using self-awareness as a tool for bringing out my best work and approaching design from a different direction. Growing a neurodiverse design team has it’s hurdles, but the pros far outweigh the cons. I will talk about improving work environments, identifying communication styles, and being a great teammate to those that are wired a bit different.
Amy creates intuitive user interfaces for Allstate Mobile on a diverse team. Working in several different design environments prior to Allstate, she has a unique perspective on what it means to design and work with others while being on the Autism spectrum. She creates work that is direct and purposeful. She is a neurodiversity advocate and promotes accessibility in her designs. The philosophies she holds in her work directly relate to her priorities in life. Prior to Allstate, Amy was a Product Designer and Android expert for Next Radio (Emmis Communications) and a Visual Experience Designer at Motorola Mobility working on Motorola.com and MotoMaker.