After 3.8 billion years of research and development, nature knows a thing or two about good design. But it's only recently that industry has started to pay attention.
Biomimicry looks closely at design solutions in the natural world and adapts them for human use. Although these man-made products look like replicas of their natural models, the process is more than a slavish copying of form. "It's about consulting the natural world for advice," says Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. "We find the champion adaptors for a particular function; then we abstract that design principle and apply it."
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Author: Tom Cheshire