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Effects of interactive real-time simulations and humanoid avatars on consumers' responses in online house products marketing (2014)
Journal Article
Mahdjoubi, L., Hao Koh, J., & Moobela, C. (2014). Effects of interactive real-time simulations and humanoid avatars on consumers' responses in online house products marketing. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 29(1), 31-46. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8667.2012.00775.x

Interactive product presentation techniques have recently gained importance in online marketing of house products. Real-time simulation offers a high level interactive presentation with more powerful features to present product functions and variatio... Read More about Effects of interactive real-time simulations and humanoid avatars on consumers' responses in online house products marketing.

Testing the effectiveness of a web-based portal system for the building control sector (2013)
Journal Article
Thomas-Alvarez, N., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2013). Testing the effectiveness of a web-based portal system for the building control sector. Automation in Construction, 29, 196-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2012.02.018

Recent tighter legislation and control over issues like sustainability and disability discrimination have resulted in the need for more frequent modifications to building regulations. The challenge for building control websites is to make up-to-date... Read More about Testing the effectiveness of a web-based portal system for the building control sector.

Providing real-estate services through the integration of 3D laser scanning and building information modelling (2013)
Journal Article
Mahdjoubi, L., Moobela, C., & Laing, R. (2013). Providing real-estate services through the integration of 3D laser scanning and building information modelling. Computers in Industry, 64(9), 1272-1281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2013.09.003

There is an opportunity for real-estate services sector to deliver more accurate, faster and quality building surveys and information models. This paper reports on a study, designed to establish automated procedures for the development of a digital m... Read More about Providing real-estate services through the integration of 3D laser scanning and building information modelling.

Insights of architects' knowledge of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) in relation to low carbon housing design and delivery in the UK (2012)
Journal Article
Baba, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Olomolaiye, P., & Booth, C. (2012). Insights of architects' knowledge of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) in relation to low carbon housing design and delivery in the UK. Structural Survey, 30(5), 443-459. https://doi.org/10.1108/02630801211288215

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to report research conducted to explore the insights of UK architects on the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) in relation to low carbon housing design and delivery. Design/methodology/approach: To explore the awar... Read More about Insights of architects' knowledge of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) in relation to low carbon housing design and delivery in the UK.

New generation of energy design tools for low impact buildings (2012)
Book Chapter
Mirani, B., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2012). New generation of energy design tools for low impact buildings. In C. A. Brebbia (Ed.), Eco-Architecture IV, 63-74. Wessex Institute

The thrust of research in the last decades has sought to develop and enhance energy simulation tools to achieve low impact buildings (LIB). Recent efforts involved the integration of energy simulation tools with CAD tools to ensure a better adoption... Read More about New generation of energy design tools for low impact buildings.

The impact of sensory learning modalities on children's sensitivity to sensory cues in the perception of their school environment (2012)
Journal Article
Mahdjoubi, L., & Akplotsyi, R. (2012). The impact of sensory learning modalities on children's sensitivity to sensory cues in the perception of their school environment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32(3), 208-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2012.02.002

Learning style models recognised that individuals differ in the sense learning modality of stimuli from which they best absorb, retain and process new information. The effect of sensory learning modalities on individual children's sensitivity to sens... Read More about The impact of sensory learning modalities on children's sensitivity to sensory cues in the perception of their school environment.

Effects of multimedia characteristics on novice CAD learners practice performance (2012)
Journal Article
A-Rahman, M. A., Mahdjoubi, L., & A-Rahman, M. (2012). Effects of multimedia characteristics on novice CAD learners practice performance. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8(3), 214-225. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2012.683244

Based on the assumption that providing information using multiple modalities improves learners' performance, the teaching of computer-aided design (CAD) in the built environment is increasingly shifting from printed material to a multimedia approach.... Read More about Effects of multimedia characteristics on novice CAD learners practice performance.

Effects of learning styles on engaging children in school projects (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Akplotsyi, R., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2011, September). Effects of learning styles on engaging children in school projects. Paper presented at ARCOM

The importance of children’s engagement in school projects has been widely acknowledged. Despite various initiatives and efforts promote it, the effectiveness of children’s engagement has remained limited. Available evidence suggests that most prev... Read More about Effects of learning styles on engaging children in school projects.

Determination of urban sustainability compliance with national indicators (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Mahdjoubi, L., Horswell, M. W., & Akplotsyi, R. (2011, July). Determination of urban sustainability compliance with national indicators. Paper presented at Sustainable Development and Planning 2011

Improvements in methodologies for measuring and capturing data for the UK’s sustainability indicators (social, economic and environmental) means there is now a wealth of accurate and reliable approaches to assess sustainability levels. However the ma... Read More about Determination of urban sustainability compliance with national indicators.

Conceptual model for determining the effects of built environmental characteristics on children’s quality outdoor play (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Shirin, R., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2010, February). Conceptual model for determining the effects of built environmental characteristics on children’s quality outdoor play. Paper presented at Fourth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual model to examine the effects of built environmental characteristics on the quality of children’s outdoor play. The proposed conceptual model identifies the predominant research issues, which have s... Read More about Conceptual model for determining the effects of built environmental characteristics on children’s quality outdoor play.

Vernacular architecture and contemporary design in Oman: Challenges in a changing climate (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Taylor, T., Nikolopoulou, M., Mahdjoubi, L., & Cullen, N. (2009, September). Vernacular architecture and contemporary design in Oman: Challenges in a changing climate. Paper presented at Detail Design in Architecture, Translating sustainable design into sustainable construction

The buildings sector accounts for a considerable proportion of global energy and resource use and anthropogenic CO2 emissions. In Oman, the widespread introduction of mechanically air-conditioned and energy-inefficient buildings accompanied rapid eco... Read More about Vernacular architecture and contemporary design in Oman: Challenges in a changing climate.

Integrating our nation's diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation. Volume 1: Participation of minority and ethnic communities in planning decision-making processes (2007)
Report
Mahdjoubi, L., & Moobela, C. (2007). Integrating our nation's diversity: Exploring the roles of multimedia in fostering multicultural participation. Volume 1: Participation of minority and ethnic communities in planning decision-making processes

Report prepared for British Academy, the National Academy for the Humanities and the Social Sciences