BIO-DESIGN DEFINITIONS
BY
RICH ALTHERR

DIRECTOR OF BIOMIMICRY

BIOMIMICRY
BIOMIMICRY

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BIOMIMICRY
BIOMIMICRY

Biomimicry Design: a design that functions like Nature's forms, processes, and ecosystems (i.e., a wind turbine blade with functional design shapes of a whale flipper that improving efficiency).

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BIO-UTILIZATION
BIO-UTILIZATION

Bio-utilization Design: a design using Nature's physical product or process for creation (i.e., adding waste coffee grounds to plastic parts).

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BIO-ASSISTED
BIO-ASSISTED

Bio-assisted Design: a design aided by Nature for a product or process (i.e., growing bacteria to digest plastic).

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BIOMORPHISM
BIOMORPHISM

Biomorphism Design: a design that looks like Nature's patterns and shapes (i.e., a beautiful sculpture that resembles the patterns of a tree).

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BIOPHILIC
BIOPHILIC

Biophilic Design: a design that may include physical elements of Nature (bio-utilization) or design elements that remind humans of Nature (biomorphism), invoking a "love of life." (i.e., a living plant wall in an office space).

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