• Lux

Reflection


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Topic: Reflection of the course

Audience: Class


I learned many different ways to interpret biomimetic design throughout this course. Course material with straightforward guidelines such as life’s principles questionnaire or defining the function/ purpose of nature’s strategy is something I will be able to implement into my design work and help others understand as well.

(Adapted from Life’s Principles Checklist for the Design of Anything, Biomimicry Guild ©2009)


One of my goals coming out of this program is to be a sustainability consultant to help evaluate sustainable strategies and provide solutions to the client. The product evaluation project was helpful to show a practical way to introduce sustainability. With additional practice and continued learning, this aspect of design thinking can have an immense impact on shifting the sustainability narrative for a company.


(Product Evaluation of Bando Planner, by: Lux)


One area of curiosity is understanding how biomimetic design can translate to successful design from the client’s perspective. How do you show others the impact if we don’t intend to show biology in the process of designing?

I enjoyed being able to explore both process and product within biomimetic design. Understanding processes is complex on it’s on, but with an additional layer of including linear and non-linear methods - it becomes more difficult to comprehend and outline. The biological strategies allowed me to find purpose in each part of the process and build upon on existing knowledge.

(Design Process Project, by: Lux)

The group project was my favorite part of this course (thanks to sarah and nat for a wonderful experience). It gave me an opportunity to connect with design professionals and build a product that resulted in innovative and thoughtful design. A “real world” example of how the biomimetic process would take place.



(Tile Desk, by: Lux, Nat, Sarah)

Thank you!