Enabling Solutions

The following are not mutually exclusive subjects but just some of the project elements about which we advise.  Why not ask us to help you with regards to potential user experiences of:

Sustainability – Enabling communities

All projects exist within a community context.  Socially and economically dysfunctional buildings and settings are unsustainable.  Having a broad experience of social needs, Steve advises the Building Research Establishment and has provided designers advise with regards to communities such as Pendleton and Hanham Hall.  Why not optimise your investment instead?

Master-planning – Enabling movement

Will people find the journey, within your existing or proposed environment, a positive experience? Master-planning and feasibility projects for which Steve has provided strategic advice, include Cardiff Central, UWE, Reading and Keele University residences and several major school and retail projects.  Why not ask us to help you overcome challenges and identify solutions?

Way-finding – Enabling navigation

Are people able to easily find their way on route or within your environment?  Steve has forged connections with the work of the Makaton Charity and BSi and undertaken work regards symbols in wayfinding, whilst also advising UWE, Cardiff and other clients.  Why not ask us to collaborate with your team and enable you to identify solutions?

Information – Enabling communication

People rely on traditional information and technology to assess environments and services. How do you include people with different needs?  Steve has both personal and practical experience of the role of communication in the enabling positive user experiences.  Work on Cardiff’s transport interchange further highlights its significance.  Why not ask us for insights?

Colour and Light – Enabling beauty and clarity

Some colour and lighting strategies can aid navigation and some can cause problems.  Steve takes a particular interest in not only the visual aspects of light and colour, but the neurological and psychological responses.  Why not ask us help you use colour and light to positive and productive effect?

Acoustics and Tech – Enabling participation

Acoustics and alternative means of communication are essential to achieving a positive user experience.  Steve liaises with acousticians and those sourcing induction loops, infra-red systems, sound field systems, captioning, audio description, transport information, GPS, talking tag and other systems.  Why not identify optimum acoustics and an auxiliary aid strategy?

Well-being – Enabling positive psychology.

Do people visiting or working within your environment, enjoying the experience? Steve is lead for the neuro-diversity within BSi committee responsible for access within the built environment and has a growing reputation for his understanding of design for the mind.  Why not ask us to help you discover potentially productive and profitable solutions?

Ergonomics – Enabling comfort

Will staff and customers be comfortable? Can they reach what they need?  Can they open what they need? Are there choices?  Steve works closely with interior designers and architects, providing detail advice with regards to furniture design / choice and room layouts – with particular insights regarding flexibility and adaptability.  Why not seek our support?

Emergencies – Enabling egress.  Managers are responsible for the safety of occupants and ensuring everyone can get out.  Steve has gained practical insights with regards deployment and limitations of evacuation strategies and has contributed to a Workplace Law Network report on an aspect of the subject.  Do you need practical advice with regards to emergency scenarios and workable solutions to evacuation?

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