This introductory project is meant to help students transform their perspective of nature through the lens of biomimicry. The idea is to look to the natural world as a system of engineered designs and to apply the basic principles of biomimicry methodology to develop a biomimetic design, i.e. a design that abstracts functional strategies from nature, and apply them to a design problem.
Students will do research outside of class on biomimetic design and create a poster (11 in x 17 in format) which showcases a biomimetic design synthesized using biomimetic methodology. The poster will be displayed and critiqued in-class by both students and professor. Students will also do a final in-class presentation.
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