Selective Pressures and DesignPosted: July 12, 2011 Filed under: Biomimicry Methodology | Tags: biomimicry methodologies, bridging design to biology, emerging tools of biomimicry, language within biomimicry, selective pressures as biomimicry process, selective pressures as design process 4 Comments
I’ve just returned from the second workshop in the B.Specialty course from the Professional Pathways Program offered by the Biomimicry Group. There were a couple of enormous insights learned from the group working dialogue that I want to use this blog to process.
Language within biomimicry is very powerful. Within the interdisciplinary discussions it is very easy to distract and confuse when the “wrong” word is used. By wrong, I mean a word that is ill-defined that means too many (or too few) things to each individual. When used right, language becomes the connective tissue between disciplines that allows cross pollination of research and concepts.