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Each paper will be reviewed carefully by multiple peer review board members. The review board reserves the right to recommend that a paper be presented in an oral session or IDC education track session, at the board’s discretion. During review, the following criteria will be taken into account:
The paper has intellectual merit and impact and is thought-provoking. The conclusions are important, clearly stated and consistent with the observations and the implications for design education and the profession.
The paper shows observations; techniques and vision that are fresh and forward thinking, challenge existing norms and advance the profession.
The subject is relevant to industrial design education and practice, both nationally and internationally.
The objective is well-defined. Findings and data are stated clearly; logically reported; and build to a sound and relevant conclusion. Methodology and references are cited; research protocol is defensible.
The paper is succinct, well-written and proofread; interesting and easy-to-understand.
The body of the paper should be blind without any reference to your name, company or school (if selected, a paper with identifying information will be requested).
- Third Person
The paper should be written in the third person.
The length of the paper should be between four and eight pages, including an abstract and references.
All papers must utilize this standardized template. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.
Upon selection we will request a well-designed, visual version of the paper for presentation at the symposium. The author(s) is/are required to submit the following:
- A “camera ready” paper.
- An image to be included on idsa.org in the Education Paper Gallery.
- Specs to come in with acceptance letter.