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 submitting for a Fall Symposium should consider the rubric when they are building the abstract in order to ensure alignment with the content and the evaluation criteria.


The abstract topic is relevant to the discipline of interior design.
0 = no relevance; 5 = significant relevance to interior design


The author clearly identifies the topic (questions), project intent, curriculum development, or pedagogical issue at hand.
0 = topic is not stated; 5 = topic is relevant and exceptionally articulated


The author clearly places the topic (questions), project intent, curriculum development, or pedagogical issue within a context supported by others works, literature or precedents.
0 = no context provided; 5 = context is appropriate and relevant


The abstract presents the process of development and/or instructional methods.
0 = method/process of development is missing or inappropriate; 5 = method/process of development is appropriate and exceptionally articulated


The pedagogical/curricular conclusions are presented. Work may be in progress.
0 = conclusions are missing; 3 = preliminary conclusions are presented; 5 = conclusions are meaningful


The project fosters an opportunity for exchange through a strong visual communication of ideas.
0 = no engagement for viewers; 5 = strong engagement for viewers

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