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Biomimetic design method for innovation and sustainability / Yael Helfman Cohen, Yoram Reich.

Author/creator Cohen, Yael Helfman author.
Other author/creatorReich, Yoram, author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description1 online resource (xxvii, 254 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Supplemental Content ProQuest Ebook Central
Contents The Biomimicry Discipline: Boundaries, Definitions, Drivers, Promises and Limits -- The Biomimicry Design Process: Characteristics, Stages and Main Challenge -- Biomimetic Design Methods: Literature Review -- Literature Review Conclusions and Definition of Research Target -- Research Model -- Theories, Knowledge Bases and Conceptual Frameworks that Support the Analysis of Observations -- Functional Patterns -- Structure-Function Patterns -- Sustainability Patterns -- The Structural Biomimetic Design Method Manual: Process (Flow Charts), Tools, Templates and Guidelines -- Case Studies -- Lab and Field Experiments -- Discussion and Summary.
Abstract "Presenting a novel biomimetic design method for transferring design solutions from nature to technology, this book focuses on structure-function patterns in nature and advanced modeling tools derived from TRIZ, the theory of inventive problem-solving. The book includes an extensive literature review on biomimicry as an engine of both innovation and sustainability, and discusses in detail the biomimetic design process, current biomimetic design methods and tools. The structural biomimetic design method for innovation and sustainability put forward in this text encompasses (1) the research method and rationale used to develop and validate this new design method; (2) the suggested design algorithm and tools including the Find structure database, structure-function patterns and ideality patterns; and (3) analyses of four case studies describing how to use the proposed method. This book offers an essential resource for designers who wish to use nature as a source of inspiration and knowledge, innovators and sustainability experts, and scientists and researchers, amongst others"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Cohen, Yael Helfman. Biomimetic design method for innovation and sustainability. Switzerland : Springer, [2016] 9783319339962
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9783319339979 (electronic book)
ISBN3319339974 (electronic book)
Stock numbercom.springer.onix.9783319339979 Springer Nature

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