Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Frederic Malven

Abstract

Biomimetics in Design

Biomimicry is an approach to design that extracts design inspiration and principles from natural systems and organisms. When effectively integrated into the design process, this approach can yield products and systems that offer a variety of potential economic and environmental benefits. The research presented here examines some strategies and methods that can assist designers with the successful incorporation of biomimetics into the design process. These include approaches to integrating biomimicry into the design process, strategies to improve the exploration and identification of biological sources of inspiration, and methods to assist with the productive application of biomimetics to design challenges. Additionally, an Excel based tool was also created to assist designers with the integration of biomimetics into the design process.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2828

Copyright Owner

Meredith Chambers

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

159 pages

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