Diane Pham

Design Inspired by Nature – Biomimicry For a Better Planet

by , 07/17/10
filed under: biomimicry, Eco-Inspiration

Biomimicry: Design Inspiration From Nature, green design, eco design, Janine Benyus, Butterfly Wing biomimicry, COM-BAT, biomimicry, biomimicry techniques, biomimicry solution, Qualcomm, butterfly wings, tidal power, bioStream, wind turbines X wind power, veer, Whalepower, renewable energy, whales, quantum dot solar cell

Taking inspiration from Mother Nature isn’t a bad idea – afterall, she’s managed to create a complex self-sustaining system of life supporting millions of species over billions of years. There is a lot we can learn about design from natural systems, and many designers, engineers and thinkers over the last century have found inspiration in nature. From buildings and bridges to machines and medicine, examining the intricacies of the natural system in which we exist has aided in the development of improving almost every aspect of human life. Read ahead on how this concept more commonly known as “biomimicry” has been the ultimate muse to thousands of designers, scientists, and engineers, who’ve dedicated their lives to creating new and innovative products intent on making the world we inhabit a better place.

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