20 November, 10:20 – 10:50
Taking the Leap from Human-Centered Design Thinking Towards Nature*-Centered Biomimicry Thinking
We, humans, aren’t the center of the universe. We’re surrounded by an approximate of 8.5 million species, representing the 0.1% of successful innovators that survived evolution’s unforgiven test of time. How can we make sure that we keep being part of those “lucky” 0.1%?
Biomimicry encourages us to consult nature to gain insights into what makes innovations sustainable while creating conditions that are conducive to more life. It’s a creative problem-solving approach that inspires us to look at forms and functions, processes and behaviors, and entire (eco)systems. Biomimicry has inspired us to go from bullet-train to kingfisher-train, to learn from swarm intelligence to improve group-decision strategies, and to mimic the wood wide web to restructure entire organizations.
Learn more how we, at Board of Innovation, are experimenting with how to show biomimicry’s value and inspire corporate innovators to adopt it more broadly.
*Good news: We are part of nature!