How can designers use 'biomimicry' and 'biomorphic' for inspiration?

In this lesson, we will learn what 'bio', 'mimicry' and 'morph' mean so that we too can look to nature to help us design.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Do you think that the following designs are related to biomimicry? Answer true or false for each item.
 
Q1.Aeroplane wing

1/4

Q2.iPod

2/4

Q3.Computer printer

3/4

Q4.Solar cell

4/4

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Do you think that the following designs are related to biomimicry? Answer true or false for each item.
 
Q1.Aeroplane wing

1/4

Q2.iPod

2/4

Q3.Computer printer

3/4

Q4.Solar cell

4/4

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How can designers use ‘biomimicry’ and 'biomorphic' for inspiration?

Please select true or false to check your understanding of these statements

Q1.True or false, biomimicry means to take the form from nature?

1/4

Q2.True or false, biomorphic means to take the form from nature?

2/4

Q3.True or false, many design solutions can be found from nature?

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Q4.True or false, biomimicry means to take inspiration from nature?

4/4

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How can designers use ‘biomimicry’ and 'biomorphic' for inspiration?

Please select true or false to check your understanding of these statements

Q1.True or false, biomimicry means to take the form from nature?

1/4

Q2.True or false, biomorphic means to take the form from nature?

2/4

Q3.True or false, many design solutions can be found from nature?

3/4

Q4.True or false, biomimicry means to take inspiration from nature?

4/4

Lesson summary: How can designers use 'biomimicry' and 'biomorphic' for inspiration?

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