ROLE OF BIOLOGISTS IN BIOMIMETIC DESIGN PROCESSES: PRELIMINARY RESULTS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Graeff, Eliot; Maranzana, Nicolas; Aoussat, Améziane
Section: DESIGN METHODS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0426
Although biomimetic design practice becomes more and more common, some methodological aspects are still under development. More especially, this article aims at dealing with biologist’s role and integration during the design process and its construction. After an introduction of the context and the protocol of our experiment on a case study about the insulation of containers housing, our preliminary results will be presented. Through the use of the biomimetic tool AskNature, we will wonder about the differences between the approach of biomimetic processes by students in biology or engineering.
Keywords: biologically inspired design, biomimicry (biomimetics), design methods, interdisciplinarity, AskNature