Biomimicry – Inspired by nature
For her work, Ulla uses besides other design techniques, an innovation method called Biomimicry thinking; she is also a certified Biomimicry specialist from the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.
What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry, a term combining the Greek words bios – life-, and mimesis – to imitate-, is a holistic innovation approach to find sustainable solutions.
Inspired by nature‘s longtime tested sustainable solutions, it emulates patterns, processes, and strategies found in nature to create life-friendly products and systems. The process used is called Biomimicry thinking.
How does a Biomimicry Design process work?
In a Biomimicry design process, a method called Biomimicry thinking is used. Biomimicry thinking implies the steps of scoping – defining the challenge, discovering – look at nature for solutions, creating – emulating principles found in nature, and evaluating possible solutions with Life‘s Principles.
Life’s Principles are a set of design guidelines based on successful strategies found in all Life that has evolved over 3.8 billion years. They represent the overarching patterns found in all living species, and by integrating them, it is possible to develop innovative, sustainable products and strategies in the creating phase and evaluate the ideas against these sustainable benchmarks.
I invite you to have a look at some of my Biomimicry projects and collaborative work I have completed for my Biomimicry Certification at Arizona State University.
Do you want to know more about Biomimicry or want to integrate Biomimicry in your project?
Please get in touch or have a look at our training and design sprints.
Courses and workshops
The Eco-innovation design sprint
Learn how to design your sustainable eco-friendly product in 5 weeks
Do you want to develop eco-friendly products or services but do not know how?
Are you interested in Biomimicry and would like to know about it?
Do you want to learn an easy to follow-step by step innovation process for sustainable design?
The Bio-Inspired Design adventure
The Bio-inspired Design Adventure is a 2-days workshop where you learn the principles of bio-inspired design and work on a real life challenge. If you want to know more please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form.