Nature and design
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by: Mirjam Visser , 2012-02-05 15:48:01 UTC Sustainability Aspects: Software to help you design lightweight structure, based on mother nature, with up 70% less material The Story Biomimicry & Lightweight Design With energy conservation being a current hot topic, a lot is talked about lightweight construction. Often, nature has already provided us with the solution.
The biomimicry design spiral is a tool that uses nature as a model and measurement in the creation of systems, products and services. Different species and (eco) systems in nature have found solutions to energy provision, temperature control, resource minimization and many other challenges humans are facing today. The Design Spiral is a method that seeks to make use of the knowledge found in nature. This is a brief description of the steps involved in the method: 1) Identify the function (Image: identifiera funktionen)
SENSORS AND SENSING. Organisms sense physical stimuli (e.g, fluid motion, sound pressure, etc) with structures or processing schemes that often are quite different from that employed in human-built systems, particularly because humans are so visually oriented. However, an organism's ability to gather information efficiently is often key to their survival, and organisms must perform these tasks under conditions of limited processing power or materials.