👆That’s the title of my upcoming presentation on bio-inspired design. It’s happening this Friday afternoon as part of the technical innovations track of the annual Society of Women Engineers conference. Learn more at WE20.swe.org
The focus of the talk is on best practices for BID. Here is the session abstract: Bio-inspired design is a disruptive approach to innovation that thrives on curiosity. It encourages asking,”How would nature solve this problem?” and exploring the range of possibilities. Learning from nature can result in generating innovative solutions for problems that are often more economic, efficient, and sustainable than ones conceived from conventional methods. This session will provide attendees with an overview of this problem solving approach and techniques for application to engineering problems. Common pitfalls and best practices to overcome them will be addressed to prepare attendees to apply a bio-inspired design process.