2022 Virtual Annual Conference

Reconnect + Recalibrate

Virtual Annual Conference

This year’s conference is an opportunity for interior design educators, students and stakeholders to reconnect, share scholarship, learn about new teaching practices, forge industry partnerships, and explore opportunities for collaboration. The 2022 conference seeks to foreground our individual and collective pedagogical approaches to address and respond to the most defining issues of our time through the lens of systems thinking and at the intersection of equity and climate. Together, we will recalibrate how and why we teach what we teach in light of the changing conditions in the world around us. Through scholarship presentations, educational workshops, and guest speakers, we will provide educators with tools and methods for advancing interior design curriculum, course development, and student learning, to create a healthy, resilient, and inclusive future.

March 1-3, 2022
Virtual Conference
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Founder, Disrupt Design; Founder, The UnSchool of Disruptive Design

Founder, Disrupt Design; Founder, The UnSchool of Disruptive Design

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Transformational Design Education

Now is a time of radical change where every aspect of society is being impacted and transformed, but education has not changed in over 50 years. We still teach in a reductive, siloed way that often reduces creativity. The big question now is how educational systems will respond to the changing work, career and business landscape. What are the design roles of the future and how do we equip young minds with the tools that will help them make change in their careers and life? From her experience creating an experiential knowledge lab, The UnSchool, and crafting curriculums for Finland, Australia and Thailand, Leyla shares her disruptive visions for a world that educates based on systems, experiences and creative change. In this disruptive and creative time, where we are undergoing great cultural shifts in all aspects of life, education, especially design education needs to catch up to ensure we have future-ready citizens able to contribute to designing a better world.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu is an internationally-known sustainability provocateur, sociologist, and award-winning designer, focused on systems thinking, sustainability sciences and creative change-making. She was named Champion of the Earth by the United Nations, Change-Maker by Linkedin and is a mainstage TED speaker who leads presentations with leaders around the world on activating positive change for a sustainable, circular and regenerative future. As a serial social entrepreneur, she founded The UnSchool, an experimental knowledge lab for adults, developed the Disruptive Design Method and is CEO of creative agency, Disrupt Design.

Registration Fees

Early Bird (by February 18)
Standard (after February 18)
Member
$340
$380
Non-Member
$410
$460
Student Member
$50
$50
Student Non-Member
$50
$50
Retiree Member
$165
$215
Retiree Non-Member
$195
$245
Keynote only
Early Bird (by February 18)
Standard (after February 18)
Member
$50
$50
Non-Member
$75
$75
Additional Fees

Full Conference Attendee Workshops (add-on fee)
Keynote workshop: $50
Unconscious Bias workshop: $75

Non-Conference Attendee Workshops Only
Keynote workshop: $75
Unconscious Bias workshop: $100

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

IDEC’s Annual Conference hosts 300-400 members, educators, practitioners, and graduate students. A gathering of Interior Design Educators at every stage of their careers, the Annual Conference provides opportunities for dissemination of research related to the areas of design, teaching and learning, as well as creative scholarship. Our educators come hoping to not only hone their teaching skills but be introduced to the newest products used across the field so that they can introduce each of their students to them as well. The more Interior Design Educators know about what is happening in these industries, the more they can pass along to their students, who go out and act on this information as practitioners. One contact with one educator at the Annual Conference can have exponential impact on the transmission of information from dozens to hundreds of design students annually. Please view our Annual Conference Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities for details.

Conference Schedule

*Schedule as of January 28. Subject to change.

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10:00am–12:00pm CT

Keynote
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
Transformational Design Education
IDEC Lounge

12:00-1:00pm CT

Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

12:00-12:30pm CT
Creative Scholarship – Design as Idea

Considering the Role of Artifacts in the Design of a Residence
Elise King, Baylor University

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Activism &; Interior Design: Learning from 1970s Supergraphics
Grace Ong Yan, Thomas Jefferson University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Open Track

Use of gaming program Unity for interior design virtual reality 3D modeling.
Katherine Shalloo, Illinois State University; Gabriela Pereira, Illinois State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Teaching inclusive design: A case study of a college level course in an interior design curriculum
Julie Irish, Iowa State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Digital Prototyping in Interior Design Studio: Using Gravity Sketch in a Lighting Design Project
Hoa Vo, Georgia State University

Scholarship of Design Research – History and Theory

Public Interiority: Continuity and Formality
Liz Teston, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

12:30-1:00pm CT
Creative Scholarship – Design as Interior

Exhibition Design: Practical Applications of interiors for delivering artists’ messages while meeting COVID protocols
Kyoungmee “Kate” Byun, Northern Arizona University; Lesley Harris, University of Louisville

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

The Influence of the Virtual Body on Cognitive Load in Virtual Reality Immersive Environments.
Luis Mejia-Puig, University of Florida; Tilanka Chandrasekera, Oklahoma State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

The CritBurger: A Method of Peer-to-Peer Assessment in a Design Drawing Course
Betty Torrell, Bellevue College – Bellevue, WA

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Social and Environmental

Multi-disciplinary studio in unfamiliar territory
Hojung Kim, University of Tennessee

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Sketch Inhibition in Interior Design Students: Impact of 3 Studio Interventions on Confidence and Design Development
Elke Altenburger, Illinois State University; Isabella Falche, Illinois State University; Haley Gwin, Illinois State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Open Track

Web-based instructional tool development for lighting design education
Seunghae Lee, Wentworth Institute of Technology

1:00–4:00pm CT

Scholarship Intensives

Scholarship Intensives

1:00-1:30pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Architectural Virtual Library to Promote Online Experiential Learning Through Matterport Technology
Maria Delgado, Colorado State University

Creative Scholarship – Design as Idea

Capacity of Convergence: The Potential of Merging Carved Stone and Quilted Fabric Systems
Felicia Francine Dean, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Open Track

Community-Engaged Learning and Co-Designing: Working with Local Artists for a Library Cafe
So-Yeon Yoon, Cornell University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Historic Housing Models for Sustainable, Affordable, Small Houses: Arthurdale, WV
Gregory Galford, Virginia Tech; Lisa Tucker, Virginia Tech

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Introducing Workplace Design Assessment Criteria for Enhancing User’s Wellness during the Pandemic
Yongyeon Cho, Iowa State University; Huiwon Lim, Penn State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Intersection of Racism and Interior Design
Andrew Baque, Louisiana State University

1:30-2:00pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

An Educational Intervention to Increase Intercultural Competency in Interior Design Students
Taneshia Albert, Auburn University; Mayuko Nakamura, Illinois State University; Courtney Brown, Auburn University; Lindsay Tan, Auburn University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Building Awareness: Testing an evidence-based approach to green building communications in the residence hall
Erin Hamilton, Texas Tech University; Laura Cole, University of Missouri; Lindsay McManamon, University of Missouri

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Civic Engagement and Design Research: Partnering with SIA of Los Angeles to Save the Lytton Building
Diane Al Shihabi, Iowa State University; Mikesch Muecke, Iowa State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Designing An Approachable Store: Empirical Evidence for Design Composition of Lighting and Sound in Café Design
Kyuho Ahn, University of Oregon; King Tang, Ratcliff Architects

Creative Scholarship – Design as Idea

Interior Archipelago & Postcards from Our Islands: a collaboration of postcards representing interiors during Covid-19
Lois Weinthal, X/Ryerson University; Wen Liang, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University; Alice Huang, X/Ryerson University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Investing in the individual: A strengths-based approach for meaningful graduate development.
Marlo Ransdell, Florida State University; Hannah Smith, Florida State University; Rachel Bannister, Florida State University

2:00-2:30pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Bridging the Digital Divide in Interior Design through an Immersive Maker Program for Underrepresented Students
Abimbola Asojo, University of Minnesota; Hoa Vo, Georgia State University; Michael Lekan-Kehinde, University of Minnesota

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Design Build Hybrid Model
Maria Delgado, Colorado State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Discovery in the trenches: The impact of remote work on design practice and education
Stephanie Sickler, Florida State University; Gwen Morgan, Stantec; Jacqui McFarland, Stantec

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Identifying and Classifying Design Concepts in Interior Design
Natalie Badenduck, Mount Royal University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Slow Interiors Manifesto: A Renewed Framing of Interiors
Andrea Sosa Fontaine, Kent State University; Sam Bennett, Parsons School of Design

Creative Scholarship – Design as Interior

The Incredible Edible Impact of Workplace Brand
Terry Londy, Florida State University

3:00–3:30pm CT
Panel: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Practice (3:00 – 4:00pm CT)

Connect, communicate, create: An allied and future vision in professional development for design academics.
Marlo Ransdell, Florida State University; René King, Columbia College Chicago; Laura Morthland, Southern Illinois University; Chasen Bloch, Florida State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

IMPACT OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ON ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY IN CHILDREN
John Gonzalez, Provencio Designs; Alana Pulay, Washington State University; Minyoung Cerruti, Washington State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Sites of learning: Co-Creative Spaces in (the) Making
Keena Suh, Pratt Institute

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The role of Physical Design in Improving Self-Regulation in Children: A Theoretical Exploration
Reem Bagais, Texas Tech University; Debajyoti Pati, Texas Tech University

Creative Scholarship – Design as Interior

Wildcat Hollow
Kimberley Furlong, University Of Arkansas

3:30-4:00pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – History and Theory

Easternizing Western design: Haipai interiors and the development of cultural identity in Shanghai, China
Chunyao Liu, University of Florida; Erin Cunningham, University of Florida

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Focal Glow, Ambient Luminescence & Play of Brilliants – Case Study Using 3D Software to Teach Lighting Design Principles
Jake Tucci, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

Creative Scholarship – Design as Interior

From Site to Interior: Identity and Collectivity in Multi-Family Housing
Charles Sharpless, University of Arkansas; Jessica Colangelo, University of Arkansas

Poster Presentations – Block 2

4:00-5:00pm CT

Poster Presentations

4:00-4:30pm CT
Creative Scholarship – Design as Idea

Living Little Lahijan: A Model for Sustainability in the Hotel Industry
Farzane Omidi, Texas Tech University; Debajyoti Pati, Texas Tech University

CANCELLED Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Out from Under: Wellness Design and Alternative Therapies for Mental Illness
Emily Adams, Virginia Commonwealth University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Music as an Integrated Spatial Component in Early Education Facilities
Joel Burford, Kansas State University; Kutay Guler, Kansas State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Resources needed in an incubator space for Women Entrepreneurs
Stevi Eggers, Purdue University; Barbara Young, Purdue University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Understanding Student Perspectives of University Counseling Centers
Rachel Jupina, Washington State University; Alana Pulay, Washington State University; Minyoung Cerruti, Washington State University; Andrew Parker, AIA Spokane

4:30-5:00pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Building Community: An Investigation of Libraries as the New Third Place
Stephanie Wilburn, VCU Interior Design Department

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Design Factors Affecting Music Students’ Practice Duration and Quality in Higher Education
Aiyana Demmons, Georgia Southern University; Beth McGee, Georgia Southern University

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Early Elementary Classroom Spaces for Active Learning Strategies
Rachel Bannister, Florida State University

CANCELLED Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Connected: Aging at Home within a Smart Village
Hallie Gillespie, Virginia Commonwealth Avenue

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Interior Design Parameters – Influence on Positive Mental Health in Educational Facilities
Emily Morgan, University of Oklahoma; Suchismita Bhattacharjee, University of Oklahoma; Elizabeth Pober, University of Oklahoma; Mia Kile, University of Oklahoma

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Light and Form – a pedagogical research
Jun Zou, Louisiana State University

On-Demand* Scholarship Intensives

*All presentations during this time slot will be pre-recorded

5:00-6:00pm CT

On-Demand* Scholarship Intensives

5:00-5:30pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Globalism and Multiculturalism

Design Practitioners’ Perceptions of Design Acculturation: A Developing-Country Perspective
Adrian Del Monte, University of Florida / University of San Carlos; Nam-Kyu Park, University of Florida

Scholarship of Design Research – History and Theory

Recollecting space: The social and spatial dimensions of an architectural fragment
Erin Cunningham, University of Florida

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Use of Light and Material Demonstrations to Enhance Lighting Design Learning Among Interior Design Students
Elif Tural, Virginia Tech

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

African American Communities in the Rural South and the Built Environment
Johnnifer Brown, Western Carolina University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Practice

Student Success and Placement: A look at student experiences during their internship pre and post pandemic
Melanie Duffey, Auburn University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Professional Preparatory Programming: An Inclusive Approach
Lindsey Bahe, University Nebraska Lincoln; David Karle, University Nebraska Lincoln

5:30-6:30pm CT
Creative Scholarship – Design as Art

Authenticity Now: A Phenomenological Investigation
Derek Toomes, UNC-Greensboro, Department of Interior Architecture

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Integration of inclusive design in the interior design program
Shabboo Valipoor, University of Florida

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Workplace safety, productivity, corporate culture, and collaboration as affected by COVID-19
Suyeon Bae, Kyung Hee University; Caren Martin, Martin and Guerin Design Research, LLC

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Updating the Operating Room: Reducing Surgical Errors Due to Distractions and Interruptions Through Redesign
Hamed Yekita, Texas Tech University

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Portfolio Development: Necessary Steps to Creating a Successful Student Portfolio
Morgan Yeatts, Stephen F. Austin State University; Susan Morris, Stephen F. Austin State University; Sally Ann Swearingen, Stephen F. Austin State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Interdisciplinary Educational Modules: Visual Comfort Optimization in Responsive Facade Design
Negar Heidari Matin, University of Oklahoma

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Implementation of smart photochromic glasses for improving occupants’ comfort in buildings with responsive facades
Negar Heidari Matin, University of Oklahoma

5:00-6:00pm CT

Fellows Induction

6:00-7:00pm CT

Celebrate 60! with Chef Syrena Johnson

Chef Syrena Johnson

You won’t want to miss the IDEC 60th Anniversary Crème Brûlée demonstration!
Tuesday, March 1 at 6:00 PM during the CELEBRATE 60! event.

MAKE YOUR OWN AT HOME

  • BEFORE the conference
  • DURING the demo
  • AFTER the demo

Decorate your creation for our 60th, upload a photo and compete for a
COMPLIMENTARY 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.

Click HERE for the Ingredients List and Instructions

ABOUT CHEF SYRENA

Chef Syrena is a testament of what it means to be made in New Orleans. She was the first John Besh scholarship recipient in 2011 and graduate of the French Culinary Institute of New York (now The International Culinary Career Center) on the Dean’s list. She grew up in an Uptown / Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. A Food Network’s Chopped Champion mentored by the late great Leah Chase, Michael Gulotta and many others. She is a graduate and served as an instructor at Liberty’s Kitchen program for inner city youth. Chef Syrena has been featured at culinary events in Dubai, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant Fifteen in London, Private Chef for Lil Wayne, and MAD grant recipient to visit Copenhagen’s Noma to name the short list. She was former culinary instructor at Job Corps of New Orleans, one of the MINO Foundation board members and has made appearances on Essence Eats stage at Essence Festival, Melissa Harris- Perry show, Roadtrip Nation, on New Orleans based radio stations WWOZ and Q93. She has also been featured in Food and Wine magazine. Chef Syrena is a rare gift that is as unique as her story. She was featured in the 2015 ABC special “Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm,” with Robin Roberts.

Chef Syrena is quintessential New Orleans in all the senses and will tell you like it is, speaking from her heart, cooking, and creating food on another level, and all while staying true to her roots and inspiring others to do better. There are no limits to her talent and commitment to community and mentoring the next round of up-and-coming Chefs in her hometown. Stay tuned and watch her grow!

8:30-9:00am CT

Yoga

9:00-10:00am CT

20|20 Presentations

They told us to stay apart, so we decided to Get Close
Andrea Sosa Fontaine, Kent State University

When in Detroit, you Do Detroit things, and yes the Branding is awesome
Terry Londy, Florida State University

Generation Scrap: Designing the Future with Waste
Rebekah Matheny, The Ohio State University
Royce Epstein, Mohawk Group

10:00am–12:00pm CT

Keynote Workshop: Designing Disruptive Change

“Designing Disruptive Change”
Speaker: Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder, Disrupt Design; Founder, The UnSchool of Disruptive Design

Tuesday, March 2
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CT
Additional fee applies

Design is one of the most powerful social influencers we have developed to shape the world to meet our needs, so how can we use design to create a future that works better for all of us? Changing from unsustainable linear systems to circular and regenerative ones requires a shift in mindset, development of creative tools and the adoption of systemic approaches to how design influences society and the environment. Designers more so than ever before can make positive change through their creative productions by applying the simple three-part approach to mining problems, landscaping systems and building fit-for-purpose solutions that makes up the Disruptive Design Method. This workshop will dive into the practice of creative disruption by design and detail the different methods educators can use to support their students in participating in the transition to a sustainable future.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu is an internationally-known sustainability provocateur, sociologist, and award-winning designer, focused on systems thinking, sustainability sciences and creative change-making. She was named Champion of the Earth by the United Nations, Change-Maker by Linkedin and is a mainstage TED speaker who leads presentations with leaders around the world on activating positive change for a sustainable, circular and regenerative future. As a serial social entrepreneur, she founded The UnSchool, an experimental knowledge lab for adults, developed the Disruptive Design Method and is CEO of creative agency, Disrupt Design.

“Re-envision Your Course to Manage Unconscious Bias”
Speakers: Taneshia Albert and Mayuko Nakamura

Friday, March 4
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CT
Additional fee applies

Re-envision Your Course is an interactive workshop designed to equip participants to manage bias in their course materials using Cultural Intelligence to retool course materials. This workshop will build off the knowledge uncovered in the IDEC Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Post-conference event of 2021 to explore unconscious bias within the classroom setting- both educator and artifacts- and develop strategies to reduce them. Specifically tailored to interior design education, you will learn to tweak or overhaul your design course by intentionally reflecting your teaching practice with student diversity in mind. Each aspect of course design, from your assessment methods to selection of instructional materials, to classroom climate, may privilege some students while disadvantaging others or even harming them. Our goal is to minimize the harm to the students and maximize student learning and belongingness. Research-based best practices are embedded throughout. Participants will leave the workshop with culturally intelligent strategies for disrupting bias in their individual classrooms and within their lives.

12:00-1:00pm CT

Exhibit Hall & Lunch with Networks

1:00-2:30pm CT

Student Workshop: IDEC 101

Are you new to IDEC, a student, or just wanting to learn more about how IDEC works? This session will include a brief overview of IDEC as an organization and the vast offerings available to members. This session features a panel of IDEC-member educators who will share insights into faculty life and their own career journeys with IDEC. Panelists will represent different institution types across IDEC regions and a range of teaching and research-focused positions. Panelists will share their pathways into academia and share some of the aspects of faculty life they wish they had known before! This session requires advanced registration and requires no additional fee beyond conference registration.

1:00-4:00pm CT

Scholarship Intensives

Scholarship Intensives

1:00–1:30pm CT
Creative Scholarship – Design as Idea

Air Shield: A COVID-19 response respecting contiguity of humans through continuous space
Barbara Young, Purdue University; Jung Joo Sohn, Purdue University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Blurred Lines: Social Media in the Design Studio
Jennifer Webb, University of Arkansas; Sloan Aulgur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Flexibility vs. Community: Two Studies about Coworking Space and the Members Social Connectivity
Yaoyi Zhou, Interior Design Program, Virginia Tech

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Immersive technology in lighting research experiment in café and office design
Kyuho Ahn, University of Oregon; Siobhan Rockcastle, University of Oregon; Bethany Woods, University of Oregon; Alexandra Gottlin, University of Oregon

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Micro-urban Commons: public interiority as a framework for societal dialogue
Rana Abudayyeh, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Spatial Factors Influencing Occupants’ Window and Blind Use in Residential Buildings
Hebatalla Nazmy, Oklahoma State University; Suk-Kyung Kim, Yonsei University; Eunsil Lee, Michigan State University

1:30-2:00pm CT
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

A Collaboration of Majors to “Make a Difference”
Leisha Bridwell, Stephen F. Austin State University; Sally Ann Swearingen, Stephen F. Austin State University; Jennifer Luque, Stephen F. Austin State University; Nathaniel Walker, Stephen F. Austin State University; Judy Kugle, Stephen F. Austin State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Building Codes Course Integration in Interior Design Curricula
Ashley Hughes, Mississippi State University

CANCELLED Creative Scholarship – Design as Art

Data Portraits: Erasures in the Urban Fabric
Rene King, Columbia College Chicago; Petra Probstner, Columbia College Chicago

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Insights into Spaces for Creative Behaviors through a Literature Review
Jae-Hwa Lee, Iowa State University; Soyeon Lee, Chung-Ang University

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oh, BOY: Geographic and Disciplinary Diversity in Interior Design magazine’s Best of the Year Awards, 2016-2020
Roberto Ventura, Virginia Commonwealth University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Practice

Student Success and Placement: A look at student experiences during their internship pre and post pandemic
Melanie Duffey, Auburn University

2:00-2:30 pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – History and Theory

The COVID Pandemic and the Shifting Domestic Spatial Practices within the Urban Turkish Home
Sonya Grace Turkman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Bahadir Numan, Istanbul Technical University

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN THE RUAL SOUTH AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Johnnifer Brown, Western Carolina University

Creative Scholarship – Design as Idea

Future Heritage(s) of Toronto Chinatowns
Linda Zhang, Ryerson University (School Of Interior Design)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Material Evidence: Making the Case for Meaning in a Material World
Karin Tehve, Pratt Institute; Irina Schneid, Pratt Institute; Edwin Zawadzki, Pratt Institute; William Watson, Pratt Institute; Annie Kwon, Pratt Institute

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Practice

Student Project for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Residential Buildings
Juntae Jake Son, Ball State University

2:30–3:00pm CT
Panel: Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Testing the Resiliency of the Interior Design Faculty Position: Cost, Cliffs, COVID, Climate, and Culture
Amy Roehl, Texas Christian University; Laura Kimball, Radford University; Heidi Plumb, Ensign College; Beth Miller, Mississippi State University; Doug Seidler, Marymount University; Jane Kucko, University of Tulsa (Retired)

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

COVID-19 and Teaching Wellness in Interior Design
Gloria Stafford, University of Northern Iowa; Heather Carlile Carter, Oklahoma State University; Laura Cole, University of Missouri; Dawn Loraas, University of Missouri

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Perceptions of professional titles: A survey of faculty members comparing interior design vs. interior architecture
Kayley Tuchek, Iowa State University; Julie Irish, Iowa State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Practitioners and policymakers who have advanced sustainable design in North Texas: An oral history project
Johnnie Stark, University of North Texas

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – History and Theory

Theory of Origin for Interior Urbanism
Shai Yeshayahu, Ryerson University

3:00-3:30pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Fighting Covid Fatigue: Capitalizing on Opportunities from Continued Online Learning to Reenergize Graduating Seniors
Sylvia Masters, Wentworth Institute of Technology; Jordana Psiloyenis, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Implementing Research-Informed Design in a Senior Thesis Studio
Eun Young Kim, University of Tennessee Chattanooga; Jessica Etheredge, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Looking at the Effects of Biophilic Design in Healthcare Environments Through Virtual Reality
Allison Howard, Oklahoma State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Using fMRI Technology and Virtual Environments to Identify Neurological Responses to Sensory Stimuli
Kristi Gaines, Texas Tech University; Michelle Pearson, Texas Tech University

Creative Scholarship – Design as Idea

Winterthur Scrapbook Houses
Annie Coggan, Pratt Institute

3:30-4:00pm CT
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Open Track

Educational Implication of Eye-Tracking Research for Experiential Learning through Participatory Neurodesign Practice
Jain Kwon, Colorado State University; Laura Malinin, Colorado State University; Leah Scolere, Colorado State University; Alea Schmidt, Colorado State University; Jason Frazier Colorado State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Life Cycle Analysis: The State of Materials Education in Interior Design Programs
Helen Turner, University of Kentucky; Stephanie Sickler, University of Florida

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Revising the Design Process: Mindful and Contemplative Approaches
Kurt Espersen-Peters, University of Manitoba

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

The Influence of Colored Lighting on Spatial Impression
Heejin Lee, Belmont University; Eunsil Lee, Michigan State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Use of Light and Material Demonstrations to Enhance Lighting Design Learning Among Interior Design Students
Elif Tural, Virginia Tech

4:00-5:00pm CT

Graduate Student CV Advice Workshop

How can I ensure that my CV is what search committees are looking for? This is an informative and interactive event that will help you modify your CV for the academic job market. You will have the unique opportunity to receive mentorship advice from IDEC members who have experience on academic search committees. The event begins with a roundtable of advice for all attendees and then ends with breakout CV review sessions for registered participants. There is no additional fee for this workshop beyond conference registration. However, this session requires advanced registration so that organizers can plan ahead.

4:00-5:00pm CT

Exhibit Hall

9:00-10:00am CT

20|20 Presentations

Deconstructing Systems Education
Alan Antioquia, Mount Royal University

Have You Seen How Your Fellow Educators are Teaching lighting?
Erin Speck, George Washington University

10:00am–12:00pm CT

Scholarship Intensives

Scholarship Intensives

10:00-10:30am CT
Panel: Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track (10:00am – 11:00am CT)

A sustainable, just, and transformative future for publishing interior design scholarship
Bryan Orthel, Indiana University; Paramita Atmodiwirjo, Universitas Indonesia; Joan Dickinson, Radford University; Upali Nanda, HKS; Olivier Vallerand, University de Montreal; Lois Weinthal, Ryerson University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Changing Perceptions of Design Students in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Design Studio
Daejin Kim, Iowa State University; Cameron Campbell, Iowa State University; Jihyun Song, Drexel University

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

How is COVID-19 changing the workplace? What workers really want.
Barbara Young, Purdue University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Media Explorations: Sensory Representations
Michelle Pannone, Marywood University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Reflexive and Reflective Scales of Reasoning
Shai Yeshayahu, Ryerson University

10:30-11:00am CT
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

An Overseas Student Collaboration: Untold Stories of the Built Environment
Ozge Sade, Cornish College of the Arts; Ahmet Sezgin, MEF University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Generation Z and Social Interaction: How to Capitalize and Adapt the Interior Design Studio
Michelle Pearson, Texas Tech University; Erin Hamilton, Texas Tech University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Incentives May Help Improve Creative Performance: A Case Study of Incentive Motivation in Interior Design Studio
Jinoh Park, University of Arkansas

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Interior Design’s Evolving Role in the Built Environment: Exploring the Future through the lens of Critique
Barbara Marini, University of Texas at Arlington; Linda Sorrento, Sorrento Consulting

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Tiny Home Experiences using 3D VR Videos: Effects of gender and personality on perception
Anne Seo-young Lee, Cornell University; So-Yeon Yoon, Cornell University

11:00-11:30am CT
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

“Frankenstein Chair”: A Speculative Approach to the Use and Misuse of a Tool
Kory Beighle, Miami University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

A theory-driven exploration of educators’ beliefs about affordances and socioemotional development in early childhood
Lori Guerrero, Texas Tech University; Kristi Gaines, Texas Tech University; Malinda Colwell, Texas Tech University; Charles Klein, Texas Tech University

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

EFFECTS OF REGIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL DESIGN ON PASSENGER WELLBEING AND SATISFACTION
Lauren Titsworth, Kansas State University; Kutay Guler, Kansas State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Practice of Care: Designing for the Invisible
Jieun Yang, Parsons School of Design, The New School & Habitat Workshop

11:30am-12:00pm CT
Design as Idea

Fabric Bridges: Experiencing space at the intersection of color and sound
Stephanie Sickler, Florida State University; Karen Large, Florida State University; Stephen Skorski, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Ideating Fit – A Pedagogical Approach in Developing a Symbiotic Relationship among Form, Function and Context
William Biss, Chatham University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

In-Person vs. Online Studio Culture for Teaching Soft-Skills: A Study of the Stronger Learning Environment
Cindy McClure, Marymount University

Scholarship of Design Research – Practice

Organizational assimilation within the interior design industry: Are emerging designers on equal footing?
Amy Huber, Florida State University; Kelley Robinson, Florida State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

The Building that Teaches: Designing augmented reality technology for assessing building design strategies
Leah Scolere, Colorado State University; Laura Malinin, Colorado State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

The Design Student Competition as the Driver in the Interior Design Studio: Exploring Students’ Perceptions
Mariana Junqueira, Kansas State University

12:00-1:00pm CT

Exhibit Hall & Lunch with Networks

1:00-2:00pm CT

CIDA

1:00-4:00pm CT

Scholarship Intensives/Teaching in the Round

Scholarship Intensives/Teaching and Learning in the Round

1:00-1:30pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Globalism and Multiculturalism

Design Practitioners’ Perceptions of Design Acculturation: A Developing-Country Perspective
Adrian Del Monte, University of Florida / University of San Carlos; Nam-Kyu Park, University of Florida

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Empowering Presentation Skills of Interior Design Students in a Virtual Environment
Maha Salman, Yorkville University; Reem Habib, Yorkville University; Maryam Karimi, Yorkville University

Scholarship of Design Research – History and Theory

Recollecting space: The social and spatial dimensions of an architectural fragment
Erin Cunningham, University of Florida

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Misinformation or Disinformation: A study of Interior Design in Family Consumer Science Education
Susie Tibbitts, Utah State University; Alana Pulay, Washington State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Place Setting: Interior Design as an Advocate for Campus Food Security
Helen Turner, University of Kentucky; Kendra OoNorasak, University of Kentucky

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Story of Seven Fires: STEM education through Spatial Design
Allison Howard, Oklahoma State University; Katie Allen, Oklahoma State University; Piper Bott, Oklahoma State University; Tilanka Chandrasekera, Oklahoma State University; Nicole Colston, Oklahoma State University; Cynthia Orona, Oklahoma State University

1:30-2:00pm CT
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Social and Environmental

Biophilia and Places of Worship
Sarah Angne Alfaro, Ball State University; Sherif Attallah, Ball State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Making the Cut: The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Acceptance into a Limited Access ID Program
Steven Webber, Florida State University; Stephanie Sickler, Florida State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

My Design Process: Using Critical Thinking & Processing Patterns to Teach Design
Kevin Woolley, Purdue University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Teaching During a Pandemic Using the Liquid Modernity Theory
Mia Kile, University of Oklahoma

Scholarship of Design Research – Globalism and Multiculturalism

The researcher in participatory design – Implications for interior design research, teaching, and practice
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, University of Minnesota

2:00-2:30pm CT
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Social and Environmental

Biophilic Interior Spatial Ecologies
Kendra Ordia, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Globalism and Multiculturalism

Promoting Global Citizenship: International Virtual Exchange as a part of the Design Process
Wendi Hulme, Fanshawe College; Kristi Julian, Middle Tennessee State University

Teaching & Learning in the Round (2:00 – 3:00 pm CT)

Virtual Field Trips to Worldwide Iconic Buildings
Hebatalla Nazmy, Oklahoma State University

Light Level Survey
Eun Young Kim, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Pre-Design, ID, and Design for Sustainability
Nadia Elrokhsy, Parsons School of Design

3:00-3:30pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Eurocentrism in Interior Design’s History
Solmaz Kive, University of Oregon

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Feedback Accountability: Conversational Analysis of the Instructor-Student Interaction in Interior Design Studio
Hoa Vo, Georgia State University; Abimbola Asojo, University of Minnesota

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Interior Environmental Qualities to Improve the Blood Donors’ Experience and Health
Minyoung Cerruti, Washington State University; Vahid Vahdat, Washington State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Post-Truth and the Significance of Research and Critical Thinking in the Studio
Sonya Grace Turkman, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

Resiliency and pivots: A collection of stories during a shared societal calamity
Kelley Robinson, Florida State University

Scholarship of Design Research – History and Theory

The Deconstruction of Spatial Theory—A Formative Process Towards the Theory of Interior Design
Jerome Gomez, Converse University

3:30-4:00pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Classroom design for students with severe autism using a longitudinal post occupancy evaluation method
JULIE E.N. IRISH, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Integrating Universal Design Instruction into Project-Based Learning in Interior Design Studio
Yeji Yi, University of Oklahoma; Suchi Bhattacharjee, University of Oklahoma

Professional Certification as an Introduction to Design Elements
Erin Speck, George Washington University; Todd Neblett, George Washington University

Scholarship of Design Research – Social and Environmental

The impact of direct and indirect experiences of biophilic design toward positive guest responses in hotel environments
Jisun Lee, University of Arkansas

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Ungrading the studio: Using professional development goals to evaluate student success in a commercial studio course
Holly Murdock, Utah State University

Scholarship of Design Research – History and Theory

Wayfinding and Stress: A theoretical analysis of the stress caused by wayfinding issues based on the salutogenic model
Saman Jamshidi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Seyedehnastaran Hashemi, Texas Tech University

4:00-5:00pm CT

Exhibit Hall

5:00-6:00pm CT

On-Demand* Scholarship Intensives
*All presentations during this time slot will be pre-recorded

5:00-6:00pm CT

Student Mixer with Sponsors

This virtual networking event will begin as a casual opportunity for graduate students to mix and mingle. Students can also connect with a variety of resources in the industry in a series of breakout session with IDEC conference sponsors. Come meet fellow graduate students, this year’s IDEC Foundation Graduate Scholars, and add to your Linked-In, Slack, Facebook groups, Insta or Twitter contacts! This session requires advanced registration and requires no additional fee beyond conference registration.

8:30-9:45am CT

Panel: Professional Perspectives: The Intersection of Climate & Social Justice

Moderator: Allison Lichter Joseph, The New School Journalism + Design

Panelists: Susan Kaplan – Director of Specifications and Sustainability, HLW; Seema Lisa Pandya – Sustainability Consultant & Artist; Laura Sansone – Founder, Textile Lab; Anasa Scott-Laude – Managing Director and Co-Founder, ILE Strategies; Mallory Taub, Senior Associate, Gensler

10:00-11:15am CT

Panel: Student Perspectives: Reflecting on Diversity & Climate Justice in Interior Design Education

Panelists: Katrina Alvarez, NYIT; Isabella Hamilton, NYSID; Erica Martin, Pratt Institute; Sky Morales, SVA; Khalid Mousa, New School; Jada Nolen, FIT; Fatima Zahra, NJIT

11:30am–12:00pm CT

Fellows Welcome

Graduate students and new members are invited to join the Fellows for a heartfelt welcome to IDEC and to answer any questions you might have about the organization or how best to take advantage of its many opportunities for professional growth and development.

12:00-1:00pm CT

Poster Presentations & Lunch with your Region

Poster Presentations

12:00-12:30pm CT

Poster Presentations

12:00-12:30pm CT
Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy

Studio Integration: Mixing Design Disciplines and the Impacts of Co-Location
Lisa Tucker, Virginia Tech

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

Indoor Air Quality Activity in Interior Design Education
Hebatalla Nazmy, Oklahoma State University

Creative Scholarship – Design as Interior

Neighborhood Clubhouse – A New Concept in Apartment Community Living
Kelly Jahn, Kelly Jahn Interior Architecture and Design & RIT

Scholarship of Design Research – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Enhancing empathy and understanding in the design process
Holly Murdock, Utah State University

Scholarship of Design Research – Open Track

Home spaces used as third places during the COVID-19 pandemic among older adults living in the U.S.A. and in Brazil
Gabriela Pereira, Illinois State University; Mihyun Kang, Penn State University; Dongniya Xiu, Illinois State University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – Pedagogy

University Campus as Experiential Studio
Janis Brickey, Middle Tennessee State University

1:00-4:00pm CT

“Re-envision Your Course to Manage Unconscious Bias”
Speakers: Taneshia Albert and Mayuko Nakamura

Friday, March 4
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CT
Additional fee applies

Re-envision Your Course is an interactive workshop designed to equip participants to manage bias in their course materials using Cultural Intelligence to retool course materials. This workshop will build off the knowledge uncovered in the IDEC Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Post-conference event of 2021 to explore unconscious bias within the classroom setting- both educator and artifacts- and develop strategies to reduce them. Specifically tailored to interior design education, you will learn to tweak or overhaul your design course by intentionally reflecting your teaching practice with student diversity in mind. Each aspect of course design, from your assessment methods to selection of instructional materials, to classroom climate, may privilege some students while disadvantaging others or even harming them. Our goal is to minimize the harm to the students and maximize student learning and belongingness. Research-based best practices are embedded throughout. Participants will leave the workshop with culturally intelligent strategies for disrupting bias in their individual classrooms and within their lives.

4:00-4:30pm CT

Conference Wrap-Up and “Best Of” Awards

Thank you to IDEC Sponsors and Partners