April 27th, 2010 | Published in Google SketchUp
Qualities of light, color, pattern, sound and other factors are critical to all good design; when it comes to design for people on the autism spectrum, this is doubly true. Some folks who are on the autism spectrum have environmental sensitivities that can have a profound effect on their ability to make use of a space. Understanding these sensitivities and creating spaces that accommodate them is what Sketch-a-Space is all about.
The design competition is open to people in the United States; you can enter in any one of four categories:
- Youth with Autism: individuals with autism age 13-17
- Adult with Autism: individuals with autism age 18 and over
- Youth: individuals without autism age 13-17
- Adult: individuals without autism age 18 and over
For complete details, including information about entering the competition, prizes, deadlines, judging (hint: I'm one of them) and official rules, visit the Sketch-a-Space website.
Posted by Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Evangelist