Amy Johnson is a Senior Mobile Visual Designer at Arity. She has worked in many different environments from start-ups to large corporate companies.
She was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder after being misdiagnosed for most of her life. With a newer understanding of how her mind works, she has new a doggy companion and is challenging what is a “normal” working environment. She strives to raise awareness of neurodiversity and hopefully start conversations that create more productive and inclusive working environments.
UX Camp Fall 2018
Neurodiversity at Work: Valuing Teammates Who are Wired Differently
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 its hurdles, but the pros far outweigh the cons. I will talk about improving work environments, identifying communication styles, and being a great team mate to those that are wired a bit different.
- Discover the benefits of hiring those with atypical brains
- Learn how to best collaborate with individuals that have ADD, ADHD, Autism and more
- Make your team work environment healthier and more flexible for all employees; both neurotypical and atypical