Congratulations to the 2022 Video Competition Winners:

  • 1st Place: Systems Thinking for Permanent Supportive Housing:Kansas State University: Savannah Hinck, Alexis Coleman, Ashley Manzo. Faculty Advisor: Migette Kaup. See video here
  • 2nd Place: Systematic Thinking within the Context of Community Based Design: Kansas State University: Nhat-Quynh Pham, Margaret Ahearn, Ciara Hovis. Faculty Advisor: Migette Kaup See video here.
  • 3rd Place: Systems Thinking through Retail Therapy:Texas Tech University: Sarah Duffin, Merrik Beard, Shaofang Xu, Jessie Judd. Faculty Advisor: Michelle Pearson. See video here.
  • 3rd Place: Systems Thinking and Indoor Air Quality?:Texas Tech University: Zaria Sumling; Jasmine Smith; Addison Slaton, Audra Hoefelmeyer. Faculty Advisor: Michelle Pearson. See video here.

The 2023 Theme: Design for the Senses

Interior design is predominantly conceived of, and experienced as, a visual profession. In ‎our design processes, we commonly prioritize a single sense, the sense of sight. ‎However, we as designers can do much more than design for visual aesthetics. We can ‎create multi-sensory designs that engage the multiple human senses of touch, sight, ‎hearing, smell, and taste. According to some researchers, there is even a sixth sense ‎known as proprioception, which is the awareness of one’s body in space. These sensing ‎organs send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world ‎around us. ‎

The 2023 IDEC Video ‎Competition seeks videos that explore the ways that interior ‎designers can design for senses beyond sight. Video submissions might address ‎questions such as: How can designers design for the various or individual senses? How ‎can designers design a space to design for individuals with varying sensory needs, such ‎as users with sensory sensitivities? What are design strategies that can be employed to ‎better support various sensory experiences? We encourage entrants to go beyond the ‎obvious and craft videos that spark innovative ways to conceptualize multi-sensory ‎interior design. ‎

Recommended Reading

We recommend advance reading for this topic. Students will want to find literary ‎inspiration and/or empirical studies to inform their approach. Below are several broad ‎resources to help students get started.‎

Video Requirements

  • The video must be between 1-3 minutes in length. Be efficient and succinct! Videos from past years – including 2022 winners – can be viewed here.
  • No copyright or infringing content (audio or video) can be included. You can learn more about these issues in quirky, informative online videos such as this one. Any citations should be included on the final screen of the video.
  • Original and creative approaches to the video are encouraged. This could include original imagery, interviews, testimonials, demonstrations, case studies, or non-traditional ideas including copyright-permissible music. The video should be entertaining and positive with a message that advocates our profession. Successful submissions in the past have utilized original imagery and video content

Videos will be judged on 5-point scales using the following rubric:

    1. Video relates well to the topic
    2. Video show imagination, creativity, and inspiration
    3. Video has a clear and compelling message
    4. Video contains original content (beyond or instead of stock video)
    5. Video is of a professional quality

Who may participate?

  • ‎Interior design students engaged in a higher education program of study in interior design ‎with a minimum of 40 semester / 60 quarter hours in interior design coursework leading to ‎a degree, certificate or diploma. ‎
  • Students may work individually or in a team.‎
  • Projects must be supervised by a faculty advisor. Students will be required to list a faculty ‎advisor for their project on the Online Submission Form. ‎
  • Students may team with interior design educators and/or interior design practitioners to ‎complete videos.‎
  • We will accept a maximum of 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate projects from each program. Therefore, six is the maximum number of video submissions possible if the program has both graduate and undergraduate submissions.

Submission Requirements

All submissions materials are due by Friday, June 2, 2023. There are several steps required for submissions:
  1. Upload Your Video to YouTube
  2. Complete the Online Submission Form

Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals from across interior design professional organizations. The finalists will be announced online in July 2023. Cash prizes to be announced. You may contact Michelle Pearson (‎Michelle.Pearson@ttu.edu) for questions. ‎

We look forward to seeing your submissions!