As part of your Biomimicry Project evaluation you have to discuss your own project and its Biomimicry connections.
How does your project connect with Biomimicry? Be Specific and give several details
What are your projects best Biomimic features and why?
How could you improve your  project to be even more Biomimic?
You need to provide an appropriate evaluation of the impact of your product/solution
on life, society and/or the environment. You must also explain how your product/solution could be improved as a result of the evaluation you have done.
Jun Su Jang
3/21/2010 11:30:07 am

My project is related to Biomimic in that my product will take the shape and color of an apple. It also mimics the functions of bee hives and shells, where they store things. I think the best feature is the shape of it. Although I have not completed it, I was able to see the shape very clearly and it is pretty successful. I think I can improve it by making better and neater joints so that there are less gaps between each pieces which makes the product better. I should also try to avoid making cracks. Hopefully it will be successful in the end. I also think that I will change the way the leaf looks like. I thnk green color is very related to Biomimicry as well.

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Nikhil
3/21/2010 11:31:35 am

Q. How does your project connect with Biomimicry?
Answer - My project connects with biomimcry by it's shape because my project's shape is leaf shape.

Q. What are your projects best Biomimic features and why?
Answer - My project's best Biomimcry features is that it's in a aleaf shape and it's storing books in it. I chose to make this project because I wanted to make a bookshelf to solve my problem and leaf is a common shape for environment.


Q. How could you improve your Biomimicry project if you were to do this again?
Answer - I think next time I will try to make my project more biomimciry. Right now it is also a biomimcry project whcih is leaf shape and it is good shape and good example for Biomimry. I think I will make it smaller next time and try to make it good and mare leaf shape.

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Yong Huey
3/21/2010 11:31:56 am

My project is connected to Biomimicry from the Shape and design. I find that some of shape and design from the nature can be such efficient that can help me to improve the function of my product. The project that i chose to create this year is quite common in the previous years - Storage box. I hope that i could design something more unique and special in the future in DT class.

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Tony Kim
3/21/2010 11:42:19 am

My project is connected to Biomimicry in the perspective of shape and design. I found that some of inspirations from the nature help me to improve my work. I hope I can make my product more sophisticated.

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Pichayut
3/21/2010 06:11:12 pm

My project is related to many aspects of Biomimicry. It is related through the shape, colors, and patters. When I did my research on Biomimicry, I came to the realization that the shape of the leaves can be very efficient in many my table. My project's best connection to Biomimcry is through its shape, my table took the shape of 2 leaves overlapped each other and creating the shape of the table. By doing this I can achieve both goals; making a table and connect the table to biomimicry. If i have a chance to do this project i would improve it by making the table top (the leave shape) wider. Or even create another table using other shapes of nature to make my project even more unique.

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kae fukushima
3/21/2010 07:15:25 pm

I innovated shape of honey cone into patterns and handles of my biomimicry bookshelf with drawers. I think my best biomimic feature is the patterns of the product. Because, by looking at the patterns, it is obvious to see the function I guess. However, I wanted make human cells pattern on the product at first. But when I finished craving it, it doesn't looks like human cell. Anyway, there is no big difference between human cell and beehive patterns. I think I can improve my biomimicry product by changing patterns of it.

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Kaori Ichikawa
3/22/2010 06:11:18 pm

My project is related to Biomimicry from the shape, color and function. I have not done yet, but I think my product will work properly and the consumer will be able to use my product easily. I made the windows front of the box, because I wanted my product to look like a ladybug. The feature of my product is the color. I used different colors to paint my product on purpose, because there are a lot of different ladybugs that have different colors, and my product is for children, therefore I used a lot of different colors to make the box attractive appearance. If I could do this project again, I would like to make same box bigger.

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Bhargav
3/23/2010 11:49:46 am

People have been building many biomimicry buildings. Like a building a Dubai has holes outside, and we know that its very hot. The holes in the building help to cool the building.

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Tae Sik
3/23/2010 11:51:51 am

my product is related to biomimicry because my product has exterior of octopus and it is sea animal. they have 8 legs so i used 4 of them as a handle of tie, other 4 to stand on the ground. if i do my project again, i want to make deer face to hang on the wall to hang things such as cloth

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yae fukushima
3/23/2010 12:12:03 pm

My product have function of drawer and pencil stand. Shape and color of my project is connected to Biomimicry. From the top, my project looks like beehive shape. Color of my project is green, and it connect to color of grass. I made 3 sections. In right section, I can put small thing like pen, pencil, or scissor. In left section, I can put long things such as 30 cm rulers. But in middle section, it is too big for pencil, but it is too small for 30 cm rulers. I can't put anything in middle section. I think this is the biggest weakness in my project. If I could do my project again, I want to fix this problem.

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Violet
3/31/2010 12:47:59 pm

My biomimacry project is based on the bee hive effect. I think that the best part of my project is that my booksheilf looks like a bee hive in some ways, but in others as in the colour and that the different shapes are not all the same it does not look the same as a bee hive. I think that the structure is the best part that is biomimcry. I could improve it by not painting it bright pink but colours that relate to a bee hire.

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Ding Chen
3/31/2010 12:57:03 pm

My produce is related to biomimicry from the shape, colours and firmness. My produce the chair like ladybug. I use wood to make the chair and divided into two parts. I make many leg to let the chair sturdy,but the design have problem. These leg maybe not better to join and when in these legs have one bad not easy to fix.

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KAE
4/11/2010 11:36:14 am

My biomimicry bookshelf will help to store books, papers and small things (like paper clips, pencil, etc), which is helpful for organizing things in one place. It can be on the desk or the floor. It doesn't take too much place to put on the desk.

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Yae Fukushima
4/11/2010 11:43:38 am

You need to provide an appropriate evaluation of the impact of your product/solution on life, society and/or the environment. You must also explain how your product/solution could be improved as a result of the evaluation you have done.

My product may have impact on someone's life. My product can help user by storing lots of things. My product can store lots of things in it. Because I changed whole body size of my project bigger and my product has many sections to store things in it. But I don’t know how can my product help the society.

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Pichayut
4/12/2010 08:12:44 pm

THE EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT
- my project is considered as a small project, its size is 600X320X10(mm). Since it is a small project, I did not waste a lot of materials in its construction; hence not harmful to the enviornemnt.
- almost all the materials used for my project are, either, recyclable or reuseable. so I think that my project is quite environmentally friendly
- during the construction, I had tried to make my prject as strong as possible by putting a big support under. This make my project strong, and if my project can last for more than 1 year, my project can be consisdered as an enviroenmentally friendly project.

THE EFFECTS ON THE SOCIETY
- when other people look at my project, they might wonder why someone would make a table out of the leaf shape. by doing this I will indirectly teach other about bio-mimicry

EFFECT ON THE USER
- my project will help the user to be more organized. Its purpose is to make studying amosphere better for the user.

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Donghwa
4/13/2010 12:02:44 pm

As part of your Biomimicry Project evaluation you have to discuss your own project and its Biomimicry connections.
-My project is connected to biommicry that inspired from the turtle.
How does your project connect with Biomimicry? Be Specific and give several details
What are your projects best Biomimic features and why?
-The shape of my project is the turtle shape. For example, the legs are similar to the turtle which it has flat legs and short. And also the color represent s the environment and the color of the turtle as well.
How could you improve your project to be even more Biomimic?
-I would put some more patterns inside because i did not put any pattern inside.

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Jun Su
4/13/2010 12:05:15 pm

You need to provide an appropriate evaluation of the impact of your product/solution
on life, society and/or the environment. You must also explain how your product/solution could be improved as a result of the evaluation you have done.

My product will help the users in that it stores books and other tiny objects laying around the living room such as magazines, books, remote controllers, etc... It will store everything in one place and organize the environment around the living room. Also, since everything is in one place, users can easily find what they need. It has an impact on society as it advertises biomimicry and raise society's awareness.
I used woods that can be recycled in future, hence I am not using materials that will be toxic for the envrionment. Moreover, the product is not too huge, bigger than a meter in size that (although big compared to others) I am saving trees.
The way I think I can improve my product is to choose a better color for painting in the future. I would like to paint in lighter green outside. Inside, I think it is better to paint in green or just leave the wood color. Also, I think I will have to try and avoid cracks on the produtct.

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Donghwa
4/13/2010 12:11:42 pm


-My product would be effect on society for spreading the biommicry products because it contains biomimicry connections in my product which is the turtle shape. Not only this, it also effects to the environment. It's made up of wood and later it can be reused by recycling. So my product effects to society and envrionment.

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Tae Sik Kim
4/13/2010 12:15:41 pm

my product can impact to our life by helping people to organize their ties when they are all around the place, it can also impact to society by making people to organize their stuffs and they can clean up their surroundings. my product is related to environment and it gives impact to environment because my product is made out of wood, and we can recycle the wood and it is not harmful to the environment. by this product i could improve my organization skill.

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4/13/2010 12:30:52 pm

You need to provide an appropriate evaluation of the impact of your product/solution
on life, society and/or the environment. You must also explain how your product/solution could be improved as a result of the evaluation you have done.

My product will help users by provide them a suitable place for storing some books or magazines. It will organize the environment of the room.
Instead of using toxic materials, I used woods to save the environment.

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Yong Huey
4/13/2010 06:59:59 pm

The main purpose of creating this product is to help the user to have a better organization with their own personal items.My personal biomimicry product is to help to store small handy items such as cellphones, wallet, key and etc. It contains 2 drawers and a shelf; as the square design, i manages to use the total space in the storage box whereas improving the function of my product. Creating this product will help the user to be more organized, in ways such as: not losing their items, have a neater room.

The biomimicry design of my product has the features to show the characteristic of nature/environment, through its appearance. I could spread the messages and idea of biomimicry to the society as any people who've seen my product.The unique design of biomimicry might be eye-catching as the appearance of my product is such attractive and special. Spreading the idea of biomimicry may influences on people thoughts, increasing their interest on this topic/theme where might get more world designers on developing Biomimicry design to the world.

In variety ways that my product is linked to the environment. The main materials i used this product is wood-plywood. I am trying to use minimum or small amount of natural
resources but to create larger positive impact to the society. Using wood is also more environmentally friendly compare to plastics and metal, as woods can be easily recycled/dispose, and they do not produces any toxical pollutants to the environment.

Sorry for late post

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Kaori
4/18/2010 12:01:48 pm

How does your project connect with Biomimicry?

The connections between my product and the Biomimicry are shape and function. I made a storage box that shaped like a leady bug with a mirror in the front. The box has a window covers the mirror and it looks like the wings of ladybugs. The color is also related to Biomimicry. I draw the box with a lot of different colors. There are a lot of different colored ladybugs so I used those colors.

What are your projects best Biomimic features and why?

The Biomimic features of my project are the function and the color. I made the windows for the mirror, because I thought if I put the window on the mirror, it would look like the ladybugs and might be easy to show other people to know that my product is connected to the Biomimicy. My product is for children, so it should be easy to understand what Biomimicry is through my product as well.

How could you improve your project to be even more Biomimic?
I think I could have considered about the function of this box. If I could contain the feature of the ladybug to the function of the box, it would be better. My product works as a storage box and it just looks like a ladybug, however if I could contain one more connection between my product and Biomimicry. Of course the color and patterns are really important for the Biomimicry products, however I don't think they impact on the people as strong as function. People can realize easier, for example “This product is related to the nature, or This product reminds me the nature” that sort of things. I think I could have added the features of ladybug to my product.

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Eileen
9/5/2011 02:58:53 pm

Biomimicry is a technique used by designers in which they copy the aspects of nature to help their designs become more efficient. An example of this is a train in Japan, where the nose of the train was altered to look like a kingfisher's beak to minimize the sound when the train leaves the tunnel.

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Eileen
9/5/2011 03:02:03 pm

The name of the train is the Shinkansen (see comment above).

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jasmine
9/5/2011 03:04:19 pm

A bio-micry thing that i am going to come up with is plane the function of a plain is that it goes in the air just like a bird that it what it is doing. The shaoe of the plane and the wigs are like a bird. Bio-micro is Biomimicry or biomimetics is the examination of nature, its models, it is a copy of nature and uses nature to inspire the design. I am choosing a eagle because it is really fast and glide in the air just like a plane.

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