Preliminary Study on Sensory Design for Autism Centre


  • Roslinda Ghazali Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak
  • Siti Rasidah Md. Sakip Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, Malaysia
  • Ismail Samsuddin Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, Malaysia



Autism, sensory design, physical learning environment, design criteria checklist,


Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a lifelong handicap that affects the lives and the people around them. Knowing them as a unique person, designated learning environment should consider the sensory issues to overcome their needs. However, designers are lack of awareness in terms of sensory design while designing learning spaces for autistic children. This research objective is to identify the sensory design of physical learning enviroment in the Autism Centre, while the paper aims to develop the Design Criteria Checklist of sensory design for Autism Centre. The result of the study highlighted factors that relating to quality physical learning environment.

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How to Cite

Ghazali, R., Md. Sakip, S. R., & Samsuddin, I. (2018). Preliminary Study on Sensory Design for Autism Centre. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(8), 46-54.

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