Application of Bionic Methods, Traditional Technologies and Contemporary Trends into the Design of An Innovative Concept of Food Preparation Appliance

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Violeta Vidoevska


This master thesis represents an effort to design a portable food preparation appliance that functions on a solar energy parameter. The leading idea for the start of this entire concept was the amazing potential and possibilities that this technology offers, as well as the opportunity to create a product that will be fully independent of an electrical network, while at the same time shall remain appealing, functional and ecological.

By researching the existing appliances on the market, basic constructions, types and characteristics, an analysis was performed on their advantages and disadvantages. The analysis continued by polling possible users, where their requirements through the House of Quality were transformed into engineering specifications.

The search of form that would be most suitable in the context of the given requirements was based on the principles of bionics, wherewith the application of bionic methodology a comprehensive research was conducted in the context of structures, processes, functions and forms from the nature, to the end of better comprehension, connection and finding the most suitable solution among them. The bionic methodology was conducted in "from design problem to bionic solution" approach. Several concept solutions were suggested, one of them was selected by evaluation, after which it was elaborated in detail. The detailed elaboration included the design of 3D CAD model, technical drawings, detailed description of components and materials, visualization and presentation of results.


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Vidoevska V. Application of Bionic Methods, Traditional Technologies and Contemporary Trends into the Design of An Innovative Concept of Food Preparation Appliance. SEE J Archit Des [Internet]. 2018 May 11 [cited 2024 Feb. 25];2018:125. Available from:
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