I reviewed the changes to the Design Award Criteria with my team the other evening. The first thing my veteran roboteers noticed was that the requirements no longer call out having to explain why alternate solutions were NOT chosen. Apparently they found this quite odious in the past I asked why it was such an issue and their answer was essentially “We pick the best idea. If we didn’t pick an idea, it’s because it wasn’t as good as the idea we did pick. Why do we have to explain that?!”
Anyone notice any other significant changes, beyond the possible points?