The Sensory Experiment

4-6 October 2017

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

A 90 minute Workshop by:

Dr Sal Freudenberg


Katherine Kirk


About this Workshop

Following on from the success of last year’s Silence Experiment, The Inclusive Collaboration* Campaign presents its second experimental workshop…

The Sensory Experiment

How will you best collaborate today?

What kind of environment will be most conducive for you?

How sensible is it that most workplaces offer a single, uniform surrounding for everyone?

In this session we will play around with a number of sensory factors as you create a tangible product for a homelessness charity.

We will get you to record your preferred working conditions as we go.

We will compare and contrast output from all group members.

Will we all prefer identical environments?

Will we have massively diverse preferences?

Who knows?

Come and run the experiment with us.

*Inclusive Collaboration is a not for profit campaign, raising awareness of the benefits of supporting and celebrating neurodiversity and all the different kinds of minds in our industry. Because it’s our differences that make the difference.

About the Speakers

Dr Sal Freudenberg

Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg is an agile consultant and trainer who assists companies in transitioning to more nimble, customer-centric and human(e) ways of working. She holds a PhD in the psychology of collaborative software development and, since parenting an autistic son, has developed an interest in neuro-diversity.

Through re-assessing her own traits and neurology, and considering the extra-ordinary people with whom she has worked over her 25+ years in tech, Sal is raising awareness of the benefits of having diversity in our organisations and is helping the industry to begin to understand how to support and nurture every kind of brain.


Katherine Kirk

Katherine Kirk is a highly experienced independent Agile/Lean Consultant and international conference speaker.

Her primary area of expertise lies in co-discovery and insight facilitation through exploring and combining eastern and tribal philosophy to find practical answers to tough, on-the-ground issues, specifically involving contextually driven edge-cases and the cultural interaction between hierarchical management and Agile/Lean teams.

After gaining a first class BSc (Hons) in computing she completed post graduate studies in software engineering at University of Oxford and currently enjoys being an active participant of a community of Lean and Agile practitioners in Europe who explore and challenge the status quo through experimenting and collaborating.


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