Nature Inspired Creative Design : Bringing Together Ideas from Nature, Computer Science, Engineering, Art and Design

Thorsten SCHNIER, Russell BEALE, Xin YAO, Bob HENDLEY, Will BYRNE

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The ‘Nature Inspired Creative Design’ cluster brought together people from three main areas: Nature and Biology, Art and Design, and Science and Computing. It aimed to establish a forum for cross-fertilisation between disciplines, within the overall topic of adopting nature inspired approaches to creative design. Its members explored a wide range of subjects, including evolution, growth and development, emergence and self-organisation, robustness, natural structures, and human design behaviour and performance. 

This chapter presents the background and ideas of the cluster, predominantly from a computational viewpoint. It also presents some of the result of the initial 1-year funded phase of activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning for the 21st Century : Interdisciplinary Questions and Insights
EditorsTom INNS
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781351964739
ISBN (Print)9780566087370
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

The authors wish to thank the AHRC and EPSRC for funding the cluster, and all the cluster members for their contribution to the success of the network.
Publisher Copyright: © Tom Inns, December 2007.

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