Pacific West Call For Abstracts

Monday, June 3 | Midnight (PTC)
 
Social Activism in Interior Design Education
 
Presentations do not necessarily have to reflect the theme to be considered

Pacific West Regional Conference 

October 17-18
Los Angeles, California

Hosted by California State University, Northridge

Conference Chair: Kristin King, CSUN

Join us in Los Angeles where the spirit of activism, civic engagement, and social responsibility are common themes among small businesses and rising industries.  We will engage with designers, educators, and collaborators whose stories are the same:  Social impact is at the center of their mission.

This conference invites scholarship and dialogue around the following questions:

  1. As design educators, how do we engage our students to design through activism?
  2. How does interior design affect positive change in our communities?
  3. What is the role of interior design in addressing contemporary issues such as civic engagement, civility, climate change, community activism, community building, cross discipline, cultural identity, environment, gender issues, human services, health resources, immigration, inclusion, native social responsibility, prejudice, rural community equity, safety, sustainability?
  4. What are best practices and lessons learned from studio and community projects? What is the student learning experience in working on such projects?

Submission Categories

Paper Presentation
Exploration of research, pedagogy, concepts, teaching approaches, or theory by one or more authors. Presentation will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q and A session following. 500 word (max) abstract required. Categories are: Scholarship of Design Research (SODR), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Panel (P), or Poster (PST), or CS Creative Scholarship.  DO NOT include title, author names(s) or school affiliations(s) within the body of the abstract.
 

SoDR: Scholarship of Design Research: 
Scholarship of Design Research abstracts explore theoretical, historical, or practical aspects of the interior design discipline in both practice and education. Scholarship of Design Research abstracts should identify the question or theory being explored, the framework of exploration and conclusions drawn from the examination. It is expected that the scholarship presented will have reached preliminary conclusions and/or implications that can be shared with the audience.

SoTL: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) abstracts emphasize teaching methods used in interior design courses. SoTL abstracts should identify the problem being addressed, the method or strategy used to address the problem, and an analysis of the outcomes (e.g., student work or learning). It is expected that the scholarship presented will have reached preliminary conclusions and/or implications that can be shared with the audience. SoTL submissions must include an Appendix of up to five pages or images. This appendix should include supplemental materials, which may consist of (but is not limited to) project outlines, project statements, and examples of student outcomes if available.

CS: Creative Scholarship:
Creative Scholarship must be original work of the designer(s)/artist(s). All projects must have been completed within the last three years by Interior Design educators or graduate students. While completing the work, all eligible individuals must have held at the minimum a half-time (50%) teaching appointment or full-time status as a graduate student. Individuals whose work is accepted will be assigned a presentation time to share their work, relate their process, conceptual and theoretical thinking, and discuss the creation of their work with the conference attendees. All submissions must include an Appendix of up to five pages or images.

Poster Presentations
Posters utilize a graphic format intended to foster one-on-one dialogue between the presenter and the conference attendees. This category is intended for scholarship that is preliminary, ongoing, or will benefit from this informal presentation and discussion format. A 500 word (max) abstract is required.

Student Panel moderated by Conference Chairs
Discussion by students on their experiences in social activism or on projects related to conference topics.  At the presentation, moderators will present a 5–7 minute topic introduction, student panelists will state position in 5–7 minutes with Q & A to follow. Students should prepare a 100 word description outlining their project and / or key points and submit to moderator who will select the panel.

Round table (Panel)
A 30-45 minute discussion panel with 3 or more panel members focused on the conference theme. Panel presentations encourage open discussion and opinions. A moderator will submit the abstract proposal and invite three to five presenters to participate. (No names of any of the participants should appear in the abstract.) The topic should be one that would benefit from diverse opinions and open discussion. Panel presentations are 55 minutes in length. Typically, panelists make their individual presentations in the first 35 minutes to be followed by 20 minutes of discussion with the audience. 500 word (max) abstract required.

Creative Scholarship
We welcome presentation of design projects and ideas related to the conference theme. Abstract and images required.

Creative Scholarship must be original work of the designer(s)/artist(s). All projects must have been completed within the last three years by Interior Design educators or graduate students. While completing the work, all eligible individuals must have held at the minimum a half-time (50%) teaching appointment or full-time status as a graduate student. Individuals whose work is accepted will be assigned a presentation time to share their work, relate their process, conceptual and theoretical thinking, and discuss the creation of their work with the conference attendees. All submissions must include an Appendix of up to five pages or images.

** We anticipate offering one or more graduate scholarships to attend the PacWest Regional Conference.  Students should meet one of the following qualifications:

            * currently enrolled in a professional Interior Design or Interior Architecture program;

            * currently enrolled in a PhD program in Interior Design or a related discipline;

            * recently graduated and presenting their graduate research / project

References:  Must conform to current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or The Chicago Manual of Style. You are limited to only five references. 

Appendix: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) abstracts must include project outline/statement and/or student handouts—please remove author name(s) and affiliation(s). These materials will be submitted as a single PDF file.

Supplemental materials that reinforce the content of a SODR abstract may be submitted.  A maximum of six images and/or graphs/tables can be submitted as a single PDF file. 

Image File Format: All images (portrait or landscape) should be 3.25” wide, maximum of height of 4.5”.  Graphs or tables cannot exceed a maximum of 6.75” wide and 4.5” high, and should be submitted as grayscale. Image quality: You are responsible for the quality of your published images. Please include only those illustrations necessary for a complete understanding of the submission. 

 

Abstract Online Submission Requirements: 
All regional conference abstracts will be uploaded to the IDEC web site to complete the review process in a timely and efficient manner. In addition, IDEC will be working with IDCEC to obtain CEU credits for the presentations. The following requirements will help formulate your submission for this online process.

1.  Contact Author Information

2.  Abbreviated Bibliography: Providing a brief biographical overview of the   contact author (100 word maximum) – this is required for CEU credits to be obtained through IDCEC and offered during the regional conference.

3.  Presentation Format: Presentation, Panel, Poster

4.  Presentation Category: Scholarship of Design Research (SoDR), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Panel (P) or Poster (PS), Creative Scholarship (CS).

5.  Primary Content Area: (Select one) History and Theory, Sustainability, Teaching and Pedagogy, Design Practice and Process, Technology, Globalism and Multi-Culturalism

6.  Title of Abstract: Do not include author(s) name(s) or school affiliation

7.  Abstract: 500-word (maximum); Paste text of abstract into space provided in submission system. System will not accept any abstract exceeding 500 words.             

8.  References: Paste text of up to five references in space provided in submission system. Submission must have at least one reference.

9.  Appendix: (required for SOTL and CR abstracts) submitted as a single PDF file as indicated in submission system. 

10. Listing of authors as you would like printed in the proceedings

11. Is the lead author a student? Students who are not members of IDEC must submit a PDF to include a signed statement on the school’s letterhead verifying the student’s status to the IDEC office.

12. Summary of Abstract: Provide a 25 word summary of the abstract

 

Deadline:  All entries must be received at IDEC by midnight (11:59 CST) on June 3, 2019. IDEC will send an email to each entrant confirming receipt of submission.

 

Presentation format:

  • Accepted SoTL, SoDR & CR presentations are limited to 20 minutes with 10 minutes following for discussion of the topic. WiFi may not be available at the presentation location. 
  • Accepted Posters (Author must be present with poster on display) will be presented with an opportunity for discussion during a scheduled poster session. Consider legibility of the poster from a six foot distance.
  • Accepted Panel discussions are 55 minutes in length.

 

Fees:
Payment by credit card only. Payments by credit card will be made online through the online submission system. Submission fees are non-refundable.

  • IDEC members: First two submissions free, $40 for third submission
  • Non-members: $40.00 for each submission
  • Non-member Graduate Students**: $15.00 for each submission

** Each Graduate Student submission must include a statement on the school’s letterhead to verify status, signed by an Interior Design faculty or a representative of the program. This should be forwarded to the IDEC office on the school’s letterhead verifying the student’s status.

Access the online submission site here

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