A Bi-Directional Method for Bionic Design
There are essential tools required for any design process. The guidelines and goals are important in the valuation, optimization and expansion of principles of bionic design. These are also critical to minimize the risks and time in the development process of a project. Like any research project there are many methods to guide engineers in the development of a design.
This paper is intended to show a comparative analysis of the bionic approach. The comparative analysis identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Using two design cases as examples (quad-bicycle and a CD storage tower) engineers will be able to distinguish a new methodology for bionic design using the two directions. Of course, it is up to the designer to have control and decide which is the best and more straight forward design process.
Design engineers will find it necessary to identify objectives, requirements and restrictions for their design project. In the design process there will always be many variables and barriers. The goal of the design method is to satisfy the appropriate resolution to the problem. Additionally, these analyses can support designers in the selection process of the bionic design method most valuable to the problem at hand.