How Would Nature Do That? Bio-Inspired Design

Advanced Design Skills
Summary information

Participants on this dynamic course will be presented with a fresh design lens by looking at the natural world. They will be offered dynamic examples of successful applications of biomimetic innovation from a surprising range of professions, including: architecture, product design and medicine. Participants will practice techniques for discovery, analysis, ideation and implementation of creative solutions using experimental, problem solving and team based learning.
From a new generation of solar cells based on Oriental Hornets, to how ant colonies can teach businesses about efficiency; Tom McKeag, lecturer at University of California, will help participants to learn how nature has already found sustainable and efficient answers to many of the big problems we face today.

To find out more about this course
Email: [email protected]

Tel:+44 (0)1803 865934

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1803 865934
Schumacher College The Old Postern Dartington Totnes Devon TQ9 6EA
Contact name: 
Schumacher College
Dates and times
13 June 2011 to 17 June 2011
Tom McKeag
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
No apprentice teacher places available on this course.

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