Application search in solution-driven biologically inspired design

Torben Anker Lenau*

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)
EditorsSandro Wartzack, Benjamin Schleich
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2019
Pages269-278
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Aug 20198 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period05/08/201908/08/2019
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design
NumberDS94
ISSN2220-4342

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Biologically inspired design
  • Bio-inspired design/biomimetics
  • Creativity
  • Conceptual design

Cite this

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