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.

Design as Idea: Projects in this category explore the entire spectrum of design. Submissions can be conceptual in character and/or completed projects. . Conceptual works can range from diagrammatic visual explorations of a theoretical design idea to illustrative design works.

Design as Interior: Projects in this category explore the entire spectrum of built or fabricated design. Submissions should be built work including commercial, residential, entertainment, institutional, hospitality design, temporary interiors, or design build projects by students. These will specifically consider an exploration or design intimately related to the interior built environment. Submissions in this category should demonstrate innovation, and should be rooted in theoretical, or contextual framing.

Design as Art or Object: Projects in this category would be any works of art, furniture, lighting, textile design, installation, or product design; either created as individual pieces or composed as a series consisting of multiple parts. Works may be produced in any media, including but not limited to all traditionally based mediums, as well as digital, multimedia, or installation.


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


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


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


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


The mastery in craftsmanship is demonstrated with 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.

ONLY ANSWER THIS QUESTION IF YOU DID NOT RECOMMEND ACCEPTANCE. If you did not accept the abstract for presentation, would you accept it in the poster category (Must answer if you did not accept for presentation)?