Evaluation rubrics are a key aspect in the integrity and effectiveness of the IDEC Abstract Review process. But they are a tool to those submitted an abstract just as they are a tool for the Reviewers. Those submission for a Regional Meeting or the Annual Conference should consider the rubric when they are building the abstract in order to ensure alignment with the content and the evaluation criteria.

CONCEPTUAL SIGNIFICANCE

The project concept is articulated in the strength of the submitted narrative.
0 = project has no significant concept; 5 = project has a highly significant concept

VISUAL PRESENCE

The project has a strong visual presence as described and evident in the images submitted.
0 = visual presence is not evident; 5 = visual presence is clearly evident

STRENGTH OF AESTHETIC VALUE

The author clearly places the design within a context supported by other works, literature or precedents.
0 = no aesthetic value is provided; 5 = strong aesthetic value is presented

INGENUITY OR NOVELTY

The project presents the ingenuity/novelty of design process in use of materials and/or methods.
0 = method is missing or inappropriate; 5 = method is clearly articulated

MASTERY IN CRAFTSMANSHIP

The mastery in craftsmanship is demonstrated with a comprehensive knowledge or techniques.
0 = craftsmanship is lacking; 5 = craftsmanship is outstanding.

In addition to the categories above, the reviewer is asked to make a recommendation regarding acceptance.