Bionic Design Methods - A practical approach

Jørgen Asbøll Kepler, Marianne Denise J. Stokholm

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    Nature has served as inspiration for product design throughout history. Applications range from poetic translations of form to utilization of primary functional principles. This paper describes a generally applicable design methodology for transforming natural functional principles to feasible product design. From a formulation of design demands, which need not necessarily be very precise, the approach continues with a study of natural objects (anaimals, plants) which are subject to the same demands. From this study, the working principle(s) are derived. This (these) are then clarified through illustrative models, which should be simplified as much as possible. The simplified principle may now be evaluated and transformed into practical design. The methodology is clarified through examples, taken from a series of extended workshops held atAalborg University .
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advanced Engineering Design, September 5.8, 2004, Glasgow, Scotland
    PublisherOrgit Ltd.
    Publication date2004
    ISBN (Print)8086059413
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventBionic Design Methods - A practical approach -
    Duration: 19 May 2010 → …


    ConferenceBionic Design Methods - A practical approach
    Period19/05/2010 → …


    • Bionic
    • Product development
    • Design


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