In order to achieve groundbreaking and sustainable solutions, we use nature’s knowledge in our design process. Nature is full of ingenious design. Animals and plants have become perfectly adapted to their circumstances in these 3.8 billion years. Did you know that the wings of an owl are designed in such a way that allows it to fly without making any noise?
Also on a more systemic level, there is so much inspiration to be found. Take for example the cohesion among elements in a food chain, or the cooperation of ants; when studied in detail these examples are highly inspirational and lead to groundbreaking new designs. We will teach you to use this gigantic database of technical knowledge and experience, in order to develop products, processes, systems and strategies that fit within a natural ecosystem. This science is called Biomimicry, and the design tool Design Lens.
With the ongoing debate on sustainability and all the possible sustainable solutions it is sometimes difficult to keep an overview. The sole focus of sustainability is usage of materials and reduction of energy consumption. By applying biomimicry, however, sustainability becomes an integrated and logical story. A story with infinite opportunities and possibilities.