2019 South Regional Conference

Unpacking Systems

Outside view of William J. Samford Hall

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

The fall 2019 south regional conference will unpack how we think, teach, study and execute design. Together, we will ask tough questions and make bold statements about the role of design and designed systems, products and processes in response to the most critical challenges of our time.

Conference Schedule

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5:30 PM

Soft Welcome Reception + Registration
Piccolo @ AUHCC

8:00-8:30 AM

Breakfast + Registration
Mell 4th Floor Glass Box

8:30 - 10:00AM

Keynote Event
Mell 4510

10:00-10:20 AM

Coffee Break
Mell 4th Floor Glass Box

10:20-10:50 AM

SODR Teaching & Pedagogy – Failure IS an Option: A Failed Faculty Initiative Leads to More Successful Outcomes
Travis Hicks – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mell 4550

10:50- 11:20AM

SODR Teaching & Pedagogy – Unpacking the Credentials of Interior Design Educators: An assessment of Interior Design faculty in the South
Laura Kimball – Radford University, Amy Roehl – Texas Christian University, and Beth Miller – Mississippi State University
Mell 4550

12:20-1:15 PM

Lunch + Poster Presentation
Mell 4510

List of Posters to be Presented:

Exploring Self-service Convenience Store Design and Its Potential to Promote Social Connections.
Lead Author: Mengling Nie;
Secondary Authors: Ricardo Navarro, Ernest Abuin, Sarah Boehm, Paul McGroary – Savannah College of Art and Design

How Can Interior Design Support Social Connection in VR Gaming Centers.
Lead Author: Wei Wang;
Secondary Authors: Catherine Pizzichemi, Christina Gonano, David Nicholas Renshaw, Ricardo Navarro

Effects of Spatial Attributes on College Students with Emotional Insecurity.
Lead Author: Tian Bao;
Secondary Authors: Catherine Pizzichemi, Sarah Boehm, Kenneth Foster, Ricardo Navarro

Track 1: Mell 4550
1:15-1:45 PM

SODR Design Practice & Process – Healthy by Design: Patient + Caregiver Wellbeing in Pediatric Hematology- Oncology Spaces
Travis Hicks
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1:45-2:15 PM

SODR Design Practice & Process – Designing Educational Facilities for Social Engagement in Adolescent Students
Laura Harris
Capstone Interiors

Track 2: Mell 4510
1:15-1:45 PM

Design as Idea – FRAMED (rapid deployment shelter & replaceable interior liner)
Tad Gloeckler
University of Georgia

1:45-2:15 PM

Design as Idea – Trans·fer·ence: the application of digital methods of making to textile surface design techniques
Felicia Dean
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2:15-2:45 PM

Design as Interior – The Active Learning Classroom Building: A Not-So-Virtual Tour
Anna Ruth Gatlin
Auburn University

2:45-3:00 PM

Coffee Break
Mell 4th Floor Glass Box

Track 1: Mell 4550
3:00-3:30 PM

SOTL Design Practice & Process – Utilizing Systematic Thinking and Application to Integrate Social Justice Advancement Throughout the Design Curriculum
Bonnie Casamassima
Savannah College of Art and Design

3:30-4:00 PM

SOTL Design Practice & Process – Rules of Engagement: A Semester Long Approach to Drawing the Life of the City
Michael Chisamore and Pamela Hurley
University of Memphis

4:00-4:30 PM

SODR Technology – Measuring Students’ Spatial Perception in Virtual Space
Primary: Tonya Miller
Secondary: Catherine Kendall & Eun Young Kim
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Track 2: Mell 4510
3:00-3:30 PM

Design as Art – Playa Landscape Reflections
Tad Gloeckler
University of Georgia

3:30-4:00 PM

Design as Art – Packing the Box to Unpack Sensory Design
Taneshia West Albert
Auburn University

4:00-4:30 PM

Unpacking Internships: A System of Instruction, Curriculum, and Transformation
Tom Szumlic, MODel
Architecture.Interior Design

4:30-5:30 PM

Regional Meeting
Mell 4550

5:30-6:30 PM

Return to Hotel

6:30-8:30 PM

Sponsored Networking Event
Piccolo @ AUHCC

7:45-8:30 AM

Breakfast + Registration
Mell 4th Floor Glass Box

8:30-9:20 AM

SOTL Technology Panel – #RevitWoes: Unpacking Pedagogical Practices and Student Outcomes
Charles Ford – Samford University, Kristin Maki – University of Alabama, and Rick Feines – CAD Training Online (CTO)
Mell 4550

9:20-9:50 AM

SOTL Design Practice & Process – The Power of Redundancy: Two Proposals for Selma, Alabama
Kevin Moore – Auburn University
Mell 4550

10:20-10:40 AM

Coffee Break
Mell 4th Floor Glass Box

10:40-11:10 AM

SODR History & Theory – Space and Society: The role of mobile media in interior spaces
Melanie Duffey – Auburn University
Mell 4550

11:10-11:40 AM

SOTL Teaching & Pedagogy – Pop-up Studio: Executing design through a diverse student-led collective
Jessica Etheredge & Dana Moody – University of TN at Chattanooga
Mell 4550

11:40-11:50 AM

Pecha Kucha – Unpacking and Repacking: A Service Learning Designated Design Studio
Shelby Hicks – Western Carolina University
Mell 4550

12:00-1:30 PM

Lunch + Exhibitor’s Tables
Mell 4510

1:30-5:00 PM

Service Project Sponsored by Interface

Off-site. Interface providing transportCircle of Care is an organization that uses proven research to provide education, resources, and support to help families in our local community become stronger, healthier, and happier. Circle of Care is moving into a new building that is in very rough shape and they are relying on 100% donations to build out their space. We (IDEC members) are going to re-carpet several rooms in this former medical clinic turned Circle of Care office. The building will provide a safe place for children in difficult home environments as well as education for parents and families that need help getting back on their feet. Our industry partner, Interface, will provide fun colorful patterns to integrate into each space. IDEC volunteers can design the flooring they think is best for each area, based on what is available on site. IDEC members who join in this community service project will gain hands-on experience with installation, be provided with transportation by Interface, and receive a thank you gift from Interface!

5:30 PM

Arrive back to hotel – Conference concludes

Conference Fees

Full Conference
1 Day

Hotel information

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Hotel at Auburn University

241 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36830

Must reserve by September 10

To make a reservation, call 1-800-228-2876 and reference IDEC or register online here.

Parking is available for $5 per day. Weather permitting, attendees may walk from the hotel to the conference location. Parking near the conference site is available for inclement weather and Accessible Parking.