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New Book on Biodesign

New book on biodesign, by now in spanish. It presents a proposal of process (and it`s methods) to look for biological principles in order to solve design problems, in two ways: Concept design and Detail design, depending if we look for new concepts from studying a biological entity, or solving a...

2013/09/06 - 00:58
Biomimicry in Industrial Design for Sustainability, An Integrated Teaching-and-Learning Method

2013/08/03 attachment uploaded again - 'magically' disappeared early on August 2nd

As part of his 2009 doctoral thesis at the Graduate School of Design Research, Kobe Design University, Carlos...

2013/08/01 - 17:42 biomimicry, education, evaluation, industrial design, research, sustainability
Biologically Inspired Design: Computational Methods and Tools

Goel, A. K., McAdams, D. A., & Stone, R. B. (2013). Biologically Inspired Design: Computational Methods and Tools...

2013/07/28 - 14:32 Benyus, book, design, Fish, Goel, Gupta, McAdams, methods, Shu, Stone, Vincent, Yen
NASA can help you teach sustainable design

Ann describes a talk on climate change she gave to 10 year olds.

The videos I used here were The Carbon Crisis in 90 Seconds and a silent...

2013/07/12 - 14:08 climate change, NASA
Student Sustainable Design Competitions

A list of design competitions, including:

2013/07/12 - 13:42 competition, sustainability
The International Journal of Bionic Engineering

The Journal of Bionic Engineering publishes original research papers and reviews on all aspects of bionic science and engineering including fundamental understandings of animals and plants for bionic engineering, such as locomotion and behaviors of animals, structures, composites...

2013/07/04 - 16:28 journals
Biomimicry Chicago

Our Mission

learning from nature, cross-...

2013/07/04 - 13:54 biomimicry, chicago, network
Bio-ID4S: Biomimicry in Industrial Design for Sustainability: An Integrated Teaching-and-Learning Method (Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos)


Our design, production and consumption patterns must be redefined to address the new challenges faced by our society. Problems generated by traditional "industrial production" cannot be solved with the same "industrial" thinking paradigms. Eco-Design (...

2013/06/20 - 14:40 design, design for environment, design for sustainability, education
Insects Did It First

Marianne Alleyne is a research Scientist in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her blog highlights research in "new technologies that were inspired by insects or basic discoveries about insect...

2013/06/05 - 10:07 creativity, insects, research
Biodiseño. Biologia y Diseño

An attempt to provide a method for the extraction of biological principles to designers, from a Biologist (with master's degree in Industrial design) point of view.


2013/04/22 - 15:33