The IDEC Innovative Teaching Ideas initiative provides opportunities for educators to find inspiration and integrate new methodologies and content in their teaching. Innovative Teaching Ideas are examples of Interior Design projects, assignments or other planned learning activities, developed and facilitated by an Interior Design educator that advance creativity and effectiveness in teaching and learning in Interior Design. This initiative also offers educators the opportunity to share their teaching ideas in a peer-reviewed process that may be supportive of tenure and promotion.

IDEC invites educators from around the globe to submit an Innovative Teaching Idea (ITI) for potential inclusion in the IDEC 2021 Innovative Teaching Ideas Collection.

Submissions due: June 1

An ITI is an Interior Design project, assignment or other planned learning activity, developed and facilitated by an Interior Design educator that advances creativity and effectiveness in teaching and learning in Interior Design.

Inclusion in the IDEC Innovative Teaching Ideas Collection recognizes the author as a leader in innovative teaching. In the spirit of collaboration and advancing the education of interior design students, IDEC invites educators to share their ideas and experiences.

Submissions are welcome in these categories:

·     Studio Projects

·     Non-Studio Projects

·     Exercises

·     Focused Topic Reading Lists or Anthologies

·     Field Trip Itineraries and Details (with applied learning exercises)

·     Other Planned Learning Activities

Ideas are reviewed for their attendance to excellence and innovation. Reviewers will use the following criteria to assess each submission and make recommendations for acceptance.

1.  The ITI demonstrates an innovative teaching and learning method or approach

2.  The ITI is well organized, clear, and appropriate for the intended audience

3.  The ITI adds significant value to the current state of Interior Design education

4.  The ITI lends itself to easy adoption by educators from other institutions

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The Innovative Teaching Ideas Collections are housed in our Resource Library. The first Innovative Teaching Ideas, developed in 1992, have been reformatted and are now available online as part of the Legacy ITI Collection.

Congratulations to the authors selected for the 2020 Collection:

Drawing and Modelmaking—The Design Charrette in the Making
Donna Bigatel, Adjunct Professor, Interior Architecture Department, Chatham University

Using Parti as Play: A Gamified Approach to Strengthening the Parti Diagram and its Implementation in Studio Projects
Jessica Bonness, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Marymount University

Experiencing Materiality
Rebekah Matheny, Associate Professor, Department of Interior Design, Ohio State University

Material Performance Report
Stephanie Sickler, Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Architecture and Design, Florida State University

Media Arts Centre Design
Jason Shields, Assistant Professor, Department of Interior Design, University of Manitoba
Andrea Sosa Fontaine, Instructor, Department of Interior Design, University of Manitoba

The Mapping Resilience Project
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Professor and Program Director, Interior Design, University of Minnesota

Memory and Felt Experience as a Generative Agent
Tina Patel, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University
Stacie Burtelson, Adjunct Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University
Jennifer Roebuck, Adjunct Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University

Professional Practice Course Case Study
Tina Patel, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University
Cary Johnson, Visiting Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University

Post-Representational Mapping
Yu Nong Khew, Assistant Professor, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design