Bio-inspiration and Science

I came across this article about bio-inspired design in medicine and it resonated so much with me that I wanted to blog about it.

You can read the article here.

I particularly enjoyed the discussion that bio-inspiration and bio-mimicry can be useful but should not be followed blindly or thought to give answers to any and every problem.

The designs evolved in nature over millennia come about through constraints, and are therefore related to those constraints.  If the (design) problems we aim to solve have similar constraints then the bio design is a great template to explore.

It was inspirational also to read the personal story and journey of Jefrrey Karp and how he followed his intuition and design idea from a concept to a finished product!

I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did.

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