The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has released the latest case brief in its Impact of Design Series: The Sensory Well-Being Hub, designed by HKS, Inc. Winning the “social impact” category of the 2020 ASID Outcome of Design Awards, the project aids diverse learners as they recuperate and find balance throughout the school day. The Sensory Well-Being Hub exemplifies evidence-based design, with data-driven insights on developing spaces with audio, visual, kinesthetic and tactile features for individuals with sensory sensitivities—demonstrating the power of thoughtful and transformative design in providing equal opportunities for people of all abilities.
“As we look to the specific needs of our environments, the Impact of Design Series spotlights interior design and its value in improving well-being, health and way of life,” states ASID CEO Gary Wheeler, FASID. “With this Hub, the HKS team proves the power of evidence-based design—the experience formed through the classroom’s design has measurable positive results that improve the lives and learning of students.”
HKS, Inc. utilized various design solutions to overcome challenges and achieve their goals, including:
The outcome of these developments and practices is one of success—students indicated higher emotional well-being over a period of time; a significant rise in happiness during their visits, which carried into the following class; and an increase in focus.
Learn more and download the case brief here.