Current Research Project:

“A Refuge for Refugees” | Clarkston, GA
Sponsored by Architecture Foundation of Georgia (AFGA) + AIA Georgia
Research Team: Dr. Giovanni Loreto & Zamila Karimi 
A Refuge for Refugees: the fairy tale story of Clarkston city, a compassionate and welcoming community where refuges became integral to the town's sense of identity.


Selected Publications:

Soleimani, A. (2013). “Responsive and Interactive Environments in Museums: Managing Responsiveness and Interactivity within Museums and Exhibitions in a New Fashion”, Lambert Publishing, Deutschland, Germany.
Papers & Videos
Alani, A., Soleimani, A., Murray, E., Bah, A., Leicht, A. & Sajwani, S., “The Reconfigurable Wall System: Designing a Responsive Structure Reactive to Socio-Environmental Conditions.” Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Las Vegas, July 15-20, 2018). HCII’18, HumanComputer Interaction, LNCS 10921, Springer International Publishing, (in press).

Soleimani, A., Alfalih, H., Delgado, M. D., Dowd, M. C., Harkin, M., Ladefoged, C. T., Rateb, C. M. & Samaniego, J. A. (2017). “Programming Skins: Cyber-Physical Façade Systems Reactive to Environmental Conditions.” Proceedings of ABS’17, the International Conference on Advanced Building Skins, Bern, Switzerland, pp. 153-159.

Soleimani, A., Green, K. E., Herro, D. C. & Walker, I. D. (2016). “A Tangible, Story-Construction Process Employing Spatial, Computational-Thinking.Proceedings of IDC’16, the ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Manchester, UK, pp. 157-166.
Soleimani, A., Green, K. E., Herro, D. C., Walker, I. D. & Gardner-McCune, C. (2015). “CyberPLAYce, a Cyber-Physical-Spatial Storytelling Tool: Results from an Empirical Study with 8-10-year-old Storytellers.Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Los Angeles, August 2-7, 2015). HCII’15, Human-Computer Interaction, LNCS 9192, Springer International Publishing, pp. 438-446.
Soleimani, A., Green, K. E. & Herro, D. C. (2015). “CyberPLAYce, a Cyber-Physical-Spatial Storytelling Tool Enhancing Children’s Spatial Computational-Thinking.” Proceedings of IDC’15, the ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Boston, MA, United States, (Doctoral Consortium).  
Soleimani, A. (2014). “CyberPLAYce - A Play Space of Creative, Intelligent Tools Promoting Personal and Computational Expression for Early Learners.Proceedings of DIS’14, the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 191-194, (Doctoral Consortium).
Soleimani, A., Smith, K., Zeng, J., Green, K. E., Herro, D. C., Santiago, J., Sharma. S. Tonapi, M., Vijaykumar, A., Walker, I. D., & Garder-McCune, C. (2014). “Learning with CyberPLAYce; a Cyber-Physical Learning Environment for Elementary Students Promoting Computational Expression.Proceedings of CHI’14, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, pp. 165-166, (Archived Video).
Schafer, G., Green, K. E., Walker, I. D., Lewis, E., Fullerton, S., Soleimani, A., Norris, M., Fumagali, K., Zhao, J., Allport, R., Zheng, X., Gift, R. & Padmakumr, A. (2013). “Designing the LIT KIT, an Interactive, Environmental, Cyber-Physical Artifact Enhancing Children's Picture-book Reading.Proceedings of IDC’13, the ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, New York, United States, pp. 281-284.
Soleimani, A. (2010). “Wind Tower: design and development of tall buildings in response to unique climatic, cultural and contextual characteristics in Abu Dhabi.” The ‘Wind Towers’ thesis project was selected to be published at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Website, CTBUH’10, Chicago, IL, United States, (Design-thesis Competition).