Learning About and Through Biologically Inspired Design
Helms, Michael E.
Weissburg, Marc J.
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Biologically inspired design (BID) uses biological systems as analogues to develop solutions for design problems. Although designers have been looking to nature for inspiration for eons, only recently is BID gaining in importance as a wide-spread movement in design for environmentally-conscious sustainable development (e.g., Benyus 1997). But it is the tendency of the “products” of BID to be radically innovative (Forbes 2005; French 1998; Vogel 2000) that makes BID an interesting case for research in design creativity.