One of my new fascinations is the idea of Neuro Diversity, which basically states that the idea of categorizing brain as normal and abnormal is limiting. Neuro Diversity sets forth that there are many brains, and each are better at some tasks, worse at others. This article from NPR about Autism and perception of motion fits quite nicely into this kind of thinking. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/05/09/182717089/kids-with-autism-quick-to-detect-motion
Jen McKnight is an associate professor of art and art history at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Jennifer McKnight earned her BFA at Washington University in Printmaking and her Masters in Graphic Design at California Institute of Arts (CalArts). Her work is recognized in publications such as Print Magazine, :Output, and “Becoming a Graphic Designer: A guide to Careers in Design” by Steven Heller and Theresa Fernandes. Her design writing is published in the AIGA National Education Archives, Redaction Magazine, No Tasarim, as well as in Means by Which we Find our Way, edited by David Gardner and Andrea Wilkinson and Robin Landa’s Graphic Design Solutions 4th ed.