Workshop-Rethinking Design Strategies by Adopting Nature’s Principles

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Date(s) - 06/15/2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco CA



Rethinking Design Strategies by Adopting Nature’s Principles
Monday afternoon, 15 June, 2015

at, AAAS Pacific Division (American Association for Advancement of Science)

96th Annual Meeting
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California


Instructor and Co-Instructor:
Shanti Balaraman and Pavan Raj Gowda (Green Kids Now, Inc.)

Session length: 3.5 hours

This workshop will clearly explain “Biomimicry” and how to adopt it as the method of innovation, and why many industries are adopting it. We will share with real examples of products, solutions, and technologies that have emerged utilizing this methodology.

We will be explaining about the need and how to rethink our design strategy, by using nature as our design partner. The students will form teams and collaborate to design a structure for the hands-on activities which will clearly provide an opportunity to apply this newly learnt methodology and provide a better understanding of the processes to achieve efficiency. This methodology can be adopted into any field/industry.

In this engaging workshop you will get a fresh perspective on how the world around us can, does, and should work. Students will leave with a clear understanding of the responsibilities when creating a solution or product.