TALLERINT 3000J: BIO DESIGN: LEARNING FROM NATURAL SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENT & EFFICIENCY

Code

TALLERINT 3000J

LENGUAGE

English

Terms

Short Term, Summer II,

Credit

6

FEES

$ USD 2910

 

Nature has been developing a “living” lab for over 3.8 billion yearperfecting it through trial and error. An evolutionary and continuous process, optimizing sustainable life solutions that are effective for the environment. Each organism represents a tremendous learning opportunity, a “success” story on a planet where only 1/10 of all the living beings that existed have survived.

Description

This workshop uses principles of Biomimicry (biology applied to design) to create a hands-on field intensive (three-week) learning experience based on the analysis of natural systems.

 

Stages

Stage 1: Discovering and Abstracting


Selection and analysis of the organism (ultrasound), natural models and design principles. The principal diagrams and sketches that showcase field observation, the parts and relationships of the selected system and the synthesis of the area of study will be presented in a seminar format.

 

Stage 2: Emulating and Applications


Analysis models of natural strategies, selection of active principle and possible applications-users. The phylogeny of the design or process of models and responsive explorations towards environmental stimuli principle studies will also be presented in a seminar format. You will also conduct brainstorming exercisesfor possible applications.

 


Stage 3: Evaluating, Prototyping, and Communicating

 

Evaluate efficiency principles, prototype development, design briefings, and final production. The conclusions of the phylogeny of the design or research process of the principle studied and its possible application are presented in a seminar format.

 

 

 

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