TECHNOLOGY-PULL AND BIOLOGY-PUSH APPROACHES IN BIO-INSPIRED DESIGN - COMPARING RESULTS FROM EMPIRICAL STUDIES ON STUDENT TEAMS
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Hashemi Farzaneh, H.; Helms, M. K.; Muenzberg, C.; Lindemann, U.
Section: DESIGN METHODS
Bio-inspired design focusses on analogical transfer from the large pool of biological solutions to develop innovative products. Different approaches to bio-inspired design exist, namely the technology-pull or problem-driven approach and the biology-push or solution-driven approach. The two approaches have only been compared in few empirical studies with design teams. In this work, we analyse a technology-pull and a biology-push team’s procedure throughout the design project. The results are compared to past studies and provide starting points for better supporting bio-inspired design .