A 'Real' Undergraduate Design Education: The Infusion of 'Delta Knowledge' or 'Informance' Techniques

By Nancy Wynn.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Delta knowledge or Informance Learning defines knowledge that is gained by the act of doing. The discipline of design builds its knowledge by integrating many "doing" processes yielding empathetic responses.

Keywords: Design Education, Informance Learning, Delta Knowledge, Community Engagement, Social Responsibility

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp.147-154. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 843.985KB).

Ms. Nancy Wynn

Nancy Wynn is an artist, designer and Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Hartford. She has received national awards for print and web graphics, is affiliated with visiting artists & mentoring programs and her artwork has been exhibited internationally. She is published in National Graduate Seminar, Public Strategies: Public Art and Public Space, 1998. Her artwork is included in the contemporary art collection at the William Benton Museum of Art and she was nominated for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service and Academic Outreach 2004. Ms. Wynn is the founder and creative director of Civic Design and a founding member of the Center for Integrated Design (CID) at the University of Hartford. Both Civic Design and CID specialize in Informance learning and have established a successful commitment to community engagement. Ms. Wynn is also the chairman of the board overseeing, a two-year-old downtown Hartford, Connecticut fine art gallery, Clare Gallery. The Gallery’s mission is to exhibit artwork that emphasizes world religious or interfaith themes, as well as social justice themes, either on a global or local level. The Gallery is also committed to education and regularly has community lectures accompanying their exhibitions.

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