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Biomimicry 1: Points of Departure
0.50 Credit(s)
This course provides a practical overview of the principles and current key issues related to biomimicry; the concept of using ideas from nature and transferring them to other domains such as structural design, new materials technology, sustainability and engineering. Biomimicry uses biology as the basis of the design concept. The course allows students to develop a better understanding of how naturally occurring processes may be used as design inspiration for the development of forms, structures, systems and interactions. In their projects, students will follow the logic of nature by the minimizing of material and energy consumption or in their self-sustaining and self-renewing qualities.
Course was last updated May 26, 2009 - 3:41 PM