Interactivity and Game Creation. 9th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2020, Aalborg, Denmark, December 10–11, 2020, Proceedings

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Bio-related Design Genres: A Survey on Familiarity and Potential Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-73426-8_23,
        author={Nurul ‘Ayn Ahmad Sayuti and Bjorn Sommer and Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen},
        title={Bio-related Design Genres: A Survey on Familiarity and Potential Applications},
        proceedings={Interactivity and Game Creation. 9th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2020, Aalborg, Denmark, December 10--11, 2020, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2021},
        month={7},
        keywords={Biophilia Biophilic design Bio-inspired Bio-design},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-73426-8_23}
    }
    
  • Nurul ‘Ayn Ahmad Sayuti
    Bjorn Sommer
    Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen
    Year: 2021
    Bio-related Design Genres: A Survey on Familiarity and Potential Applications
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-73426-8_23
Nurul ‘Ayn Ahmad Sayuti1, Bjorn Sommer1, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen2
  • 1: Royal College of Art
  • 2: University of Exeter

Abstract

Biophilia, biophilic design, bio-inspired and bio-design are design genres that adopted nature and biological elements as part of design processes. With the spread use of natural elements in design nowadays, from the analogical approach to the application of the biological materials in design brought up a different connotation towards the diverse use of nature in everyday life. This paper discusses the background knowledge of Biophilia, biophilic design, bio-inspired and bio-design and the application of biological materials in urban environments, especially for home. As part of a larger project on the application of biological materials in everyday products, this study investigates the emotional design and perception, while identifying the purposes of biological materials which incorporated into designs or systems. Data from 158 potential consumers were collected in an online survey specifically designed for this study, differentiating between design and non-design participants. Interesting findings are that more than 65% of non-design respondents are not aware of the terms biophilia and biophilic design, but they are familiar with the terms and . On the other hand, the potential consumers which are from non-design and design background as well agreed that having biological materials indoors, can a) help to release stress, b) create awareness of nature and ecological impact, c) can foster a sense of care, and d) can be educational.