Graphic design + biomimicry

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dc.contributor.advisor Frear, Lorrie
dc.contributor.advisor Owen, Josh
dc.contributor.author McKosky, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-23T18:47:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-23T18:47:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/15410
dc.description.abstract GRAPHIC DESIGN + BIOMIMICRY: Integrating Nature into Modern Design Practices is a thesis that explores how to effectively integrate the methodologies and principles of graphic design and biomimicry. The objective is to create an innovative design process resulting in successful, sustainable and timeless design solutions. This process is meant to remind designers of the benefits nature has to offer in helping us solve many of the problems that society is currently grappling with today. Nature over 3.8 billion years has already used its imaginative prowess to find what works, what is appropriate, and most importantly, what lasts here on Earth. The final print application acts as a resource guidebook cataloging all of the research, processes, and findings throughout the documentation of this thesis. This includes the indirect method; applying nature's fourteen design principles with the fourteen universal design principles and elements, as well as the direct method of the biomimetic design process; applying the six stages: (1) Defining, (2) Analyzing, (3) Observing, (4) Selecting, (5) Implementing, and (6) Evaluating. Each chapter within the resource guidebook is defined by each stage in the graphic design + biomimicry process. Informational charts, diagrams, text and photographs are also included throughout to enhance user comprehension of the subject matter that is presented. Overall, this thesis is meant to encourage designers to think differently, forcing themselves to innovate, experiment, push and adapt their designs further than ever before. The objective at hand is to create good design that also has the potential to do good, for the world and everything that encompasses it. We are on the cusp of great change: will designers curl up at the thought of this or embrace this new mode of thinking and biomimetic mindset to help shape a positive future for design, people, and most importantly, our planet? en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Biomimicry en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Graphic design en_US
dc.subject Nature en_US
dc.subject Process en_US
dc.subject Theory en_US
dc.subject.lcc NC997 .M35 2012
dc.subject.lcsh Graphic arts--Philosophy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Biomimicry en_US
dc.title Graphic design + biomimicry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Imaging Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.description.department School of Design en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Ciolek, Nancy

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