Improvement of creativity via the six-steps bio-inspiration strategy

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Sofija Sidorenko

Abstract

Bionics is a relatively new interdisciplinary science, which synthesizes the knowledge of biology and other sciences. Industrial designers, architects and engineers find the application of principles and methods of bionics efficient for deriving inspiration and improving their creative thinking.

Designers explore natural systems by adopting one of the two main bionic strategies: solution-driven or problem-driven approach. The first one deals with abstraction of the principle in biological systems as an inspiration for application in the product design process. The second one searches for a solution in natural systems for already recognized design problems.

We adopted the Bi-directional bionic design method proposed by Versos and Coelho and started to implement it in our educational process. Many student projects have been made and important experience achieved. With this research we wanted to emphasize the possibilities and advantages of the bionic strategy and to offer our contribution for the phase of inspiration for a new product development or an improvement of the existing ones. Our main goal was to apply solution oriented strategy for efficient exploring of nature in the phase of searching for inspiration. We propose several steps in the process of exploration of natural systems followed by identification of important natural solutions and a structured way of documentation in order to become more noticeable and observable to attract an attention of designers and engineers. The recognized natural solutions could become a trigger for inspiration for various design solutions. The proposed strategy could be applied in the education of design and engineering students for improvement of their creativity. 

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Sidorenko, S. (2017). Improvement of creativity via the six-steps bio-inspiration strategy. South East European Journal of Architecture and Design (SEEJAD), 2017, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.3889/seejad.2017.10028
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Author Biography

Sofija Sidorenko, Sts Ciryl and Methodius University, Faculty of Mechancal Engineering, Skopje

Sofija Sidorenko, Ph-D is employed at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering since 1987 as a full professor. She is teaching several courses at the Bachelor studies in Industrial Design and Master Studies in Industrial Design and Marketing: industrial design, design process, ergonomics and bionics. The main research interests of Sofija Sidorenko design process, ergonomics and bionics. 

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