In solution-driven BID (sol-BID) a challenge is to identify suited applications that will benefit from the solutions principles found in nature. A well-known example of sol-BID is the self-cleaning lotus plant, that has inspired lotus paint and other coating methods. However, sol-BID is often performed by biologists with insight into the biological strategy and organism and typically only little knowledge of technical applications and design methodology. Searching for applications is therefore a challenge to many. Sol-BID has many things in common with technical application search where new applications are sought for a specific production technology or another competence characterizing a company. Experiences from technical application search could therefore form a valuable input for how to perform sol-BID. The paper presents two case studies of application search and proposes a procedure to be used in solution driven BID.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)|
|Editors||Sandro Wartzack, Benjamin Schleich|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) - Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 5 Aug 2019 → 8 Aug 2019
|Conference||22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)|
|Period||05/08/2019 → 08/08/2019|
|Series||Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design|
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- Biologically inspired design
- Bio-inspired design/biomimetics
- Conceptual design
Lenau, T. A. (2019). Application search in solution-driven biologically inspired design. In S. Wartzack, & B. Schleich (Eds.), Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) (pp. 269-278). Cambridge University Press. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, No. DS94 https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.30