These cards illustrate how organisms have adapted through the constraints of our planet.
Each of their strategies offer prompts on how you as a Visual Communication Designer can incorporate those into your daily work. The cards also include specific Life’s Principles (LPs), (cc) Biomimicry 3.8), a set of rules which are followed by ALL living things in order to thrive on planet earth.
If you have not yet purchased a set, you can do so here.
How do the cards work?
For the biggest impact, it is recommended that these cards are consulted during/or shortly after the initial scoping of your design problem. Inviting nature to the design table at an early stage helps to reframe the main objective of the challenge, as well as allows for the most innovative thinking.
While working with these cards, continually ask:
- How would nature solve our problem?
- How can our design mimic this/these organism/s?
- How can our design follow these Life’s Principles?
Pull one random card out of the stack and brainstorm 10 ideas around that specific organism/LPs
Spread the cards out, pull multiple cards at once and brainstorm various combinations of ideas.
Once you have a solution in mind, ask yourself:
Would nature do this?
This card set is continually evolving. We welcome your feedback after you have worked with the cards. Feel free to send ideas, needs, and other comments through the contact page.
The content for the cards was created in collaboration with my fellow Biomimics: Leon Wang, Carol Myers, and Julio Costa. Illustrated by nahimsa.
These cards are published under creative commons license:
Attribution | Non Commercial | No Derivatives 4.0 International by nahimsa.com