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New to the INNOVATION ZONE: Designing for diversity: six ways to support workers with ADHD

More people in the global knowledge workplace are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. How can design help to optimise their performance?

The number of people in the global workforce with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is increasing, as more adults are being diagnosed with this condition and as children with ADHD move from classrooms to workplaces. ADHD has been described as a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type, characterised by excessive activity and difficulties in paying attention and controlling behaviour.

Recent academic research suggests workplace design can support the wellbeing and performance of people with ADHD while also elevating the at-work experiences of employees who don’t have ADHD. The design-related suggestions described here support the efforts of people with ADHD to work to their full potential and are also appropriate for those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

To find out the scientific evidence, click here.