This page offers tools, methods and processes that support the practice of biomimetic design.
These items can support anybody from freshman students to seasoned designers.
|1||AskNature.orgby Biomimicry 3.8||Database of natural strategies and knowledge about nature for designers||Very inspirational! Allows designers to develop themselves||http://www.asknature.org/|
|2||BioDesign Cubeby Tom McKeag,||Helps to frame design problems, create design brief, boundary definition and problem statement||Understandable organizational tool to start a design project. First read Tom McKeag’s explanations for full benefit||Zygote Quarterly 06, Summer 2013, page 102.Framing Our Design Challenges: Introducing the Bio Design Cube, June 17, 2009|
|3||Biomimicry DesignLensby Biomimicry 3.8||Helps to deeply observe the way life works, and provides a framework for using nature’s genius to inform human design||Somewhat complex, but far-reaching and integrative tool for designers||DesignLens on B3.8 web page|
|4||Encyclopedia of Life eolby EOL||Information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more||Extensive online database||Encyclopedia of Life at http://eol.org/|
|5||Genius of Biomeby HOK & B3.8||Design and “Build as Nature Does Using Genius of Biome Report“||Highly visual report filled with insightful design strategies and sketches, application ideas and supporting research from one of the leading biomimicry-practicing firms||GoBiome on Issuu.com|
|6||WildLife Finderby WWF (World Wildlife Fund)||Lists species and their habitats around the world. Official source of ‘EcoRegions’||Suitable to know which specific species live in a place or to find out in which places a species lives and what threatens it. Also to locate different EcoRegions around the world.||WWF on http://worldwildlife.org/|
Design by Analogy to Nature Engineby Ashok Goel, Georgia Tech
|Software for work on Cognitive Research||DANE 2.0 has four primary functions:
Facilitate Biologically Inspired Design Activity
Cognitive Research Platform
Augmented Intelligence Platform
Structured Representation Development
|DI Lab’s web page at Georgia Tech|
|8||BIDLAB Engineby Biomimetics for Innovation and Design Laboratory (BIDLAB), MIE Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto||Biomimetic search engine to allow engineers to apply biomimicry to innovative design. Identifying and using the most relevant biological phenomena for any given design problem||For username/ password, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find contacts here||The engine is at http://biodesign.mie.utoronto.ca/|