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Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology

Minneapolis College of Art and Design via Canvas Network

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Learn about the tools and principles of biomimicry, a new discipline that emulates nature's best ideas in order to solve human design challenges. Each week you’ll get outside to explore nature and learn a key biomimicry design concept that you’ll then apply to develop a novel biomimetic design.

Taught by

Cindy Gilbert


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  • Linda Angulo Lopez completed this course.

    Excellent course with well defined and applied biomimicry concepts, tools, and principles by creating novel biomimetic designs.
    Differentiated between nature’s design principles, strategies, functions, and patterns to apply them to human-made designs.
    Observed nature and conducted research to learn from nature through real-world, outdoor observations.
    Employed the biological solutions database to serve as a research tool for design challenges.

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