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 submission for a Regional Meeting or the Annual Conference should consider the rubric when they are building the abstract in order to ensure alignment with the content and the evaluation criteria.


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


The author clearly defines the question/problem explored.
0 = problem is not stated; 5 = problem is clearly articulated


The author clearly places the research problem (questions) within a context supported by other works, literature or precedents.
0 = no context provided; 5 = context is appropriate and relevant


The abstract presents quantitative and/or qualitative methods used for gathering information and for analysis of questions and findings.
0 = method is missing or inappropriate; 5 = method is clearly articulated


Investigation’s conclusions are highlighted.
0 = outcomes are missing; 5 = outcomes are meaningful


The work advances the body of knowledge.
0 = study presents knowledge already known; 5 = study advances the body of knowledge