ASPECTSS* | ARTICLES
When We Design for Autism, We Design for Everyone, a conversation captured in Metropolis Magazine.
Design for Inclusivity at the UIA World Congress of Architects 2023, an article related to the recent ASPECTSS work with the UIA in Copenhagen around a global conversation connecting designing for inclusivity with the UN 17 SDGs.
Magda Mostafa Honored With Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Award, an article on AUC News about Magda Mostafa being honored with a Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Award from the International Union of Architects (UIA) in 2023 for her "Autism Friendly University Design Guide."
Magda Mostafa: Pioneer in Autism Design, an Interview with the author of ASPECTSS conceived through ArchDaily.
Autism friendly design – an interview with Magda Mostafa, an article looking at the application of ASPECTSS work on the city scale.
The impact of ASPECTSS-based design intervention in autism school design: a case study, an article published in the International Journal of Architectural Research.
ASPECTSS* | BOOKS & MAGAZINE ISSUES
Initiated by Dublin City University's Autism Friendly University initiative, this guide is founded on a basic foundational understanding that all students in higher education campuses have the equal right to a built environment.
A book published by Springer.
A special issue of IQD on Architecture for Al co-edited by the author of ASPECTSS, Magda Mostafa.
ASPECTSS* | TALKS
Global Design Thinking Conference 2021 | The ASPECTS of autism friendly design by Magda Mostafa | HPI, a talk about ASPECTSS of autism friendly design, the autism centered approach as part of the virtual Global Design Thinking Conference 2021 “Policy Innovation Lab: From Local to Global”, which was hosted online by the Global Design Thinking Alliance (GDTA) and the HPI School of Design Thinking on September 2nd, 2021.
Autismus Forum in Zurich: Interview with Magda Mostafa, an interview during the 16. Autismus Forum in Zürich.
The ASPECTSS™ of Architecture for Autism | Magda Mostafa | TEDxCairo, a talk given at a TEDx event.
Design Thinking and ASD with Magda Mostafa, a Talk Show recorded live in June 2022 on "SPECTRUM SPACE - The Architecture For Autism.”
Shaping the City Chicago: Architecture for the People, a Forum for Sustainable Cities and Communities’ is a forum organized by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) that hosted a special edition in Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. It followed the success of two Venetian editions and hence launched the first edition in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center.
"Autistic Imaginaries of Architectural Space: the World through the Lens of Autism". The message of this collective piece is by viewing the world through the autistic lens. The collection is curated from a series of encounters between the ASPECTSS® Design Index and autistic individuals from all over the world. The work was displayed at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy from May 22nd- November 21st, 2021.
Autism Neurodiversity and the Built Environment: a Case for Sensory Decolonisation, a talk, Autism Neurodiversity and the Built Environment: a Case for Sensory Decolonisation brought by iMIND Center of Excellence as a part of a day of reflection on the lens of inclusion in the city.
Neurodiversity in Planning - Autism Friendly Environments.
ASPECTSS* | PODCASTS & TV INTERVIEWS
Autism Friendly Architectural Design: A Discussion with Dr. Magda Mostafa, a podcast episode on Uniquely Human- a podcast hosted by clinical psychologist Barry Prizant and sound engineer Dave Finch.
The Urbanist, The Accessible City, a podcast episode with the Monocle’s Andrew Tuck looking at the application of ASPECTSS work on the city scale.
An interview on the TV channel, eXtra news.
ASPECTSS* | SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Mostafa, M., Baumeister, R., Thomsen, M. R., & Tamke, M. (Eds.). (2023). Design for Inclusivity: Proceedings of the UIA World Congress of Architects Copenhagen 2023. Springer Nature.
Friedlaender, E., Bauman, H., Arroyo, Q., Sanders, J., & Mostafa, M. (2023, July). Multi-Sensory Wayfinding: Lessons from the Margins Towards the Design of Equitable and Healthy Spaces. In World Congress of Architects (pp. 731-741). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Mostafa, M., Sotelo, M., Honsberger, T., Honsberger, C., Brooker Lozott, E., & Shanok, N. (2023). The impact of ASPECTSS-based design intervention in autism school design: a case study.
Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research. Mostafa, M. (2021). The autism friendly university design guide. Dublin City University. https://issuu.com/magdamostafa/docs/the_autism_friendly_design_guide.
Mostafa, M. (2020). Architecture for autism: Built environment performance in accordance to the autism ASPECTSS design index. In Autism 360° (pp. 479-500). Academic Press.
Mostafa, M. (2018). Designing for autism: an ASPECTSS™ post-occupancy evaluation of learning environments. Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, 12(3), 308.
Mostafa, M. (2015). Architecture for autism: Built environment performance in accordance to the autism ASPECTSS design index. Design principles and practices, 8, 55.
Mostafa, M. (2014). Architecture for autism: Autism ASPECTSS™ in school design. International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR, 8(1), 143-158.
Mostafa, M. (2014). Architecture for autism: application of the autism ASPECTSS™ design index to home environments. The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, 4(2), 25.
Mostafa, M. (2013). “Expanding Normal: Towards A More Inclusive Approach to Designing the Built Environment”. Open House International, 38(1), 4-6.
Mostafa, M. (2010). Housing adaptation for adults with autistic spectrum disorder. Open house international, 35(1), 37-48.
Mostafa, M. (2008). An architecture for autism: Concepts of design intervention for the autistic user. International Journal of Architectural Research, 2(1), 189-211.