Questions To Ask When Assessing The Candidate

Here are some guidelines for critiquing the submissions.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
The Industrial Design process is an excellent framework on which to base your assessment. The process here at RISD ID is modeled like this:
Research, Ideation, Making, Communication, Validation,
Entrepreneurialism and Professional Practice

Questions

BREADTH OF RESEARCH
Has the candidate explored a wide variety of relevant areas of inquiry? Are some of the areas investigated complimentary, conflicting or reflective?

RESEARCH DATA VISUALIZATION
Has the information been organized in a creative, meaningful and useful way? Did the candidate’s visualization add value to the research? Are there themes and directions emerging that the candidate isn’t consciously aware of?

DRAWING QUALITY
Are the sketches of an appropriate quality and clarity? Has the candidate effectively used conventions such as line hierarchy, color and composition?

IDEATION COMMUNICATION
How clearly are the ideas being communicated in the drawing? Does the candidate’s ideation explore a wide range of potential opportunities? Are some of the ideas considered complimentary or conflicting?

BUILD QUALITY
Are the models of an appropriate quality? Is the final submission of an appropriate build quality? Has the right balance of looks like and works like model being achieved?

AMBITION DEMONSTRATED
How much work has the candidate evidenced? Is the effort appropriate for the task?

COMMUNICATION
How clearly is the project concept being communicated in the presentation? Does the candidate reflect on criticism and identified potential opportunities?

PROFESSIONALISM
Is the candidate effectively using their peers by differentiating their concept?

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