Core Concepts

Biomimicry offers a unique perspective that helps innovators bring inspiration and sustainable solutions from biology into their design process. In this section, we’ll introduce four concepts that play an important role in biomimicry.

Function & Strategy

Fundamental to biomimicry, these concepts provide an important link between biology and design.

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Earth's Operating System

Nature’s largest system—Earth itself.

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Applying the Systems View

Our world is built of systems and we must see both the whole and the parts.

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Nature's Unifying Patterns

Overarching design lessons from the natural world.

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