Biomimetic Design Method for Innovation and Sustainability

Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich

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"Presenting a novel biomimetic design method for transferring design solutions from nature to technology, this book focuses on structure-function patterns in nature and advanced modeling tools derived from TRIZ, the theory of inventive problem-solving. The book includes an extensive literature review on biomimicry as an engine of both innovation and sustainability, and discusses in detail the biomimetic design process, current biomimetic design methods and tools. The structural biomimetic design method for innovation and sustainability put forward in this text encompasses (1) the research method and rationale used to develop and validate this new design method; (2) the suggested design algorithm and tools including the Find structure database, structure-function patterns and ideality patterns; and (3) analyses of four case studies describing how to use the proposed method. This book offers an essential resource for designers who wish to use nature as a source of inspiration and knowledge, innovators and sustainability experts, and scientists and researchers, amongst others"--Provided by publisher.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages254
ISBN (Print)3319339966, 3319339974, 9783319339962, 9783319339979
StatePublished - 2016


  • Biomimicry

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Biological models
  • Biomimicry
  • Engineering design
  • Models, Biological
  • Bio-inspired engineering
  • Design, Engineering
  • Engineering -- Design


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