Using nature to solve design problems

In this lesson, we will take a look at how we could use 3.8 billion years worth of research and development from nature to solve problems designers face. Please note this lesson will require some additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate.

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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!

Q1.Designers often use nature for inspiration

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Q2.Scientists believe that the earth has been evolving for 4 billion years.

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Q3.Designers have used nature as a source of inspiration so much, they need to find a new source of inspiration.

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Q4.Nature is only used to copy shapes and patterns from.

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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:

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!

Q1.Designers often use nature for inspiration

1/4

Q2.Scientists believe that the earth has been evolving for 4 billion years.

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Q3.Designers have used nature as a source of inspiration so much, they need to find a new source of inspiration.

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Q4.Nature is only used to copy shapes and patterns from.

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Using nature to solve design problems

Now you have worked on the lesson, have a go at this quiz to test your knowledge.

Q1.Bio is a word that is linked to the Greek word 'bios'

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Q2.When using a mood board, the whole image should be used when designing.

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Q3.When using a mood board, you should just use one image per design.

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Q4.A mood board is a research task.

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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:

Using nature to solve design problems

Now you have worked on the lesson, have a go at this quiz to test your knowledge.

Q1.Bio is a word that is linked to the Greek word 'bios'

1/4

Q2.When using a mood board, the whole image should be used when designing.

2/4

Q3.When using a mood board, you should just use one image per design.

3/4

Q4.A mood board is a research task.

4/4

Lesson summary: Using nature to solve design problems

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