Bioinspired design views the process of how we learn from Nature as an innovation strategy translating principles of function, performance and aesthetics from biology to human technology. The creative design process is driven by interdisciplinary exchange among engineering, biology, medicine, art, architecture and business. We will learn about the biomimicry design process from original scientific breakthroughs to entrepreneurial start-ups using case studies that include gecko-inspired adhesives, robots that run, fly and swim, artificial muscles, computer animation, medical devices and prosthetics while highlighting health, the environment, and safety.
No prerequisites or textbooks needed.
All majors welcomed.
Course Learning Objectives:
Learning about the process, practice, and applications of bio-inspired design.
Facilitating further interest in innovation.
One hour of class per week. Asynchronous/recorded class!
Section includes lectures, guest speakers, collaborative activities, demos, discussions, workshops, and a final project.
Grading Criteria – This course is graded on a P/NP basis. Regular attendance, participation and completion of assignments is required for a Pass grade. A minimum of 70% is required to pass.
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