Solutions connecting design and performance begin with understanding sensory needs. When hypersensitive to an environments one response is avoidance.

How To Thrive When You Are Hypersensitive to Environments


Does just thinking about being certain places exhaust you? If each has similar traits then you might be hypersensitive to environments. Knowing your sensory needs simplifies solving the connect between design factors and excelling performance.

When a person is hypersensitive to an environment the most noticeable response will be avoidance. Interior design factors effecting the hypersensitive, including furnishing placement and object purposes, often may be modified. Also, there are tactics to mentally or physically prepare for these circumstances. Our hypersensitive community can reduce their anxiety and thrive once they understand how to manage their sensitivities.

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This feasibility study is specific to children’s reaction to a dentist office. It builds the foundational understanding an environment contributes to what seems like an uncontrollable behavior. Wired.com shared dentist offices also have very similar issues for adults. Specific commonalities include anxiety and dreaded behaviors, lighting, plus sounds.

Evidence-based practice identifies the integrity of design’s effect on performance to move towards best solution. This is fairly uncommon in human resources. Although, organizations seeking to shift how issues are being handled are heavily relying on evidence-based practice.

Talent Analytics, Amit Mohindra wrote “introducing the culture of fact-based analysis and evidence-based decision making within (human resources) will lay the foundation for a sophisticated and savvy HR function that is attuned to the way business decisions are made.”

Competence, Paolo Ragone writes, is the bridge between autonomy and alignment. A prime example placing this theory into competent design is an office set-up improving direct eye-contact.

Michael Milner, the human resource expert at Quid, desires employees be a whole human not just a “resource being utilized”. Design’s influence is one aspect of being whole. Sensations including noise, odor, and movement may divide an individual’s abilities.

Fostering Belonging and Diversity, the white paper published by Culture Amp, recommends design factors for improving social bonds and sharing a vision. It’s time employees understand how to exchange design factors on a day-to-day basis to align their performance goals with that of their employer.

GIG Design’s WholeBe Toolkits initiate the design-to-perform connection. It uses a similar cycle to Driscoll and Teh. A model prompts skill advancement by engaging an individual in ‘doing’ behaviors resulting in design and performance choices for improving healthy habits.

While there are numerous ways to identify the ripple effects of learning, those struggling with hypersensitivities often get pulled underwater. Their low threshold to sensations and passive reactions often become a barrier to being that significant team-player they desire to be.

Contact GIG Design today to stop this cycle in as few as three 50-minute consultation sessions.