Best Presentation: SoDR


The IDEC Best Presentation: Scholarship of Design and Research (SODR) Award acknowledges quality scholarship and presentation in the SODR at the Annual Conference. The IDEC Director of Regions coordinate with the Conference Abstract Review coordinator to determine the top five abstracts accepted for presentation at conference. The five abstract presentations are then scored by selected IDEC members at the Annual Conference.


Abstracts must score among the top five SODR submissions for annual conference. Abstracts must also be presented by the author(s) at conference.

Submission Requirements

Abstracts must meet the SODR requirements for the Annual Conference call for scholarship.


The regional chairs select individuals from each region to jury the top five SODR abstracts to determine the best presentation. Presentations are scored using a rubric.

Past Recipients

2023 – Amanda Gale, UNC Greensboro, Students’ Perceptions of Wellbeing in Campus Buildings: A study of university classrooms and lounges

2022 – Sam Bennett, Parsons School of Design & Andrea Sosa Fontaine, Kent State University, Slow Interiors Manifesto: A Renewed Framing of Interiors,

2021 – Leah Scolere and Laura Malinin, Virtual Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Process of Creating an AR Application for Interior Design Experiences, 

2020 – Amanda Gale & Anna Marshall-Baker, Multidisciplinary Views Regarding Interior Design Features that Promote Student Wellbeing, 

2019 – Laura Cole & Georgia Lindsay, The Green Museum as a Teaching Tool for Sustainability: Design Strategies to Engage the Public in Green Building Education

2018 – Leah Scolere, Pinterest as a collaborative tool: negotiating participation in the design process

2017 – Julie E.N. Irish & Barbara Martinson, Follow the Green Path: The Experiences of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a Wayfinding Study

2016 – Rebekah Ison Radtke, University of Kentucky, Evaluating Living and Learning on Campus: Beyond Twin Beds and Communal Showers

2015 – Erin Schambureck, Texas Tech University, Design for Sight: Typologies Inhibiting Low Vision Access to Interior Spaces, 

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