The Nature of Design
Can you build a better train by studying birds? Or create a better paint by thinking about shark skin?
In this story, you’ll learn a bit about “biomimicry.” To mimic (copy or imitate) biological systems of any sort is an idea you may have encountered before. In this video, though, the intertwining stories touch on a number of topics.
For you, which piece of the video and how it mentions the natural world was most interesting? Is there a connection between that part of the story, and your own experiences?
Often, people who are seen as successful are good at using what they have experienced and been fascinated by, and combining it with something else in a unique way.
What fascinates you, and how might you tie that to something you’d like to do in the future? If your answer is a little “out there,” you might be on the right track for creating a distinctive future.
The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps. by Vox on YouTube (6:49)
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