Hierarchy of Biomimicry InnovationPosted: October 17, 2011
This post builds on my current obsession of taking other people’s diagrams and reinterpreting them through the lens of biomimicry. The “biomimicry ladder” above was drawn in my notebook after rediscovering the diagram below used to frame design in the broader context of innovation.
Stages of the Biomimicry Journey?
The Swedish Industrial Design Foundation has a very clear outline of what each of the four levels are, visit the site here to go through in detail. It made me think of my previous post about innovation as a journey or a destination. When making my diagram I thought it might start a conversation about the stages of the “journey”… but I’m not so sure now.
Do we need a road map? Are there clear levels? Even in the design ladder, I feel some of the differences could be perceived as a little forced.
I thought it might be an interesting debate to throw out there;
Is “innovation” higher than “inspiration?
What is the ultimate “goal” within the biomimicry vision?What is the role of metrics, ie having something to measure and compare specifically to nature, within deep biomimicry?
Food for thought before I climb into bed…