How can nature be used to inspire function and form?

In this lesson, we will look to nature to inspire the form and aesthetic qualities of a product. We'll also take a look to see if nature can inspire the development of new technology and materials. Please note this lesson will require some additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate.

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!

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Q1.Bats can see well in the dark because they have great eyesight.

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Q2.Sonar stands for 'sound navigation and range'

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Q3.Nature can be used to help make things work as well as help with the way products look.

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Q4.The word 'aesthetic' is linked to the way a product looks.

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Bats can see well in the dark because they have great eyesight.

1/4

Q2.Sonar stands for 'sound navigation and range'

2/4

Q3.Nature can be used to help make things work as well as help with the way products look.

3/4

Q4.The word 'aesthetic' is linked to the way a product looks.

4/4

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Quiz:

How can nature be used to inspire function and form?

Please select the correct true or false, yes or no, for each question now that you have finished the lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Sonar is used by ships to help avoid collisions.

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Q2.Sometimes a tiny part of a picture can be used from a mood board, not just the whole image.

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Q3.Designers must consider the consumers when designing a product.

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Q4.Photosynthesis, within a plant leaf, helped inspire the development of solar cells.

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Quiz:

How can nature be used to inspire function and form?

Please select the correct true or false, yes or no, for each question now that you have finished the lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Sonar is used by ships to help avoid collisions.

1/4

Q2.Sometimes a tiny part of a picture can be used from a mood board, not just the whole image.

2/4

Q3.Designers must consider the consumers when designing a product.

3/4

Q4.Photosynthesis, within a plant leaf, helped inspire the development of solar cells.

4/4

Lesson summary: How can nature be used to inspire function and form?

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