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  • Bio-related design genres: A survey on familiarity and potential applications

Sayuti, Nurul‘Ayn Ahmad, Sommer, Bjorn and Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema, 2021, Journal Article, Bio-related design genres: A survey on familiarity and potential applications Interactivity and Game Creation, 367 (1). pp. 379-393. ISSN 1867-8211

Abstract or Description:

Biophilia, biophilic design, bio-inspired and bio-design are design genres that adopted nature and biological elements as part of design processes. With the spread use of natural elements in design nowadays, from the analogical approach to the application of the biological materials in design brought up a different connotation towards the diverse use of nature in everyday life. This paper discusses the background knowledge of Biophilia, biophilic design, bio-inspired and bio-design and the application of biological materials in urban environments, especially for home. As part of a larger project on the application of biological materials in everyday products, this study investigates the emotional design and perception, while identifying the purposes of biological materials which incorporated into designs or systems. Data from 158 potential consumers were collected in an online survey specifically designed for this study, differentiating between design and non-design participants. Interesting findings are that more than 65% of non-design respondents are not aware of the terms biophilia and biophilic design, but they are familiar with the terms bio-inspired and bio-design. On the other hand, the potential consumers which are from non-design and design background as well agreed that having biological materials indoors, can a) help to release stress, b) create awareness of nature and ecological impact, c) can foster a sense of care, and d) can be educational.

Official URL: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W250 Interior Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W260 Furniture Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73426-8_23
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biophilia; Biophilic design; Bio-inspired; Bio-design
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 16:37
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 16:43
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4829
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