Biomimicry and Design Definition

Charles Eames definition of design on the left, my personal definition of biomimicry design on the right. Initial diagram found here.

I’ve been having a lot of conversations about what design’s role, and value, is within biomimicry, and the reverse conversation that explores biomimicry’s value to design. The conversation seems painfully circular, so I wanted to attempt a diagram that could help me give shape to the conversation.

How does biomimicry challenge designers?
How can designers validate biomimicry?

For those sensitive to my obsessive use of design, please insert; “creative problem solver” in my following exploration.

Charles Eames diagram of Design

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