9-11 May 2018

thestudio, Manchester

The Sensory Experiment

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Session duration:
150 minutes

Presented by:

Dr Sal Freudenberg

Independent consultant

About this Workshop

Following on from the success of last year’s Silence Experiment, The Inclusive Collaboration* Campaign presents its second experimental workshop…

The Sensory Experiment

  • How will you best collaborate today?
  • What kind of environment will be most conducive for you?
  • How sensible is it that most workplaces offer a single, uniform surrounding for everyone?

In this session we will play around with a number of sensory factors as you create a tangible product for a homelessness charity.

I will get you to record your preferred working conditions as we go.
We will compare and contrast output from all group members.

  • Will we all prefer identical environments?
  • Will we have massively diverse preferences?
  • Who knows?

Come and run the experiment with me.

*Inclusive Collaboration is a not for profit campaign, raising awareness of the benefits of supporting and celebrating neurodiversity and all the different kinds of minds in our industry. Because it’s our differences that make the difference.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is an agile consultant and trainer who assists companies in transitioning to more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the psychology of collaborative software development and, since parenting an autistic son, has developed an interest in neuro-diversity.

Through re-assessing her own traits and neurology, and considering the extra-ordinary people with whom she has worked over her 25+ years in tech, Sal is raising awareness of the benefits of having diversity in our organisations and is helping the industry to begin to understand how to support and nurture every kind of brain.



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