Product designs and solutions must be inspired by nature (i.e., God) to improve our global society. The earth and all it contains are the works of the ultimate designer. Nuances, interconnectivity, energy, function, and shape perfectly coincide to sustain and enhance life for the ultimate creation: the human race.
By observing, understanding, and leveraging natural design, the design engineer can bring solutions to the environment that solve multiple issues simultaneously. Sometimes referred to as “biomimicry”, design led by nature has created innovations such as self-cleaning paint, material-saving carpet tiles, pigment-free color fabrics, impellers and fans (which move twice the air with 20% less electricity), and a Building in Zimbabwe with no chilled air conditioning system. The electrically efficient design of the human body could even be applied to our massive and global transportation infrastructures and products.
Nature’s ability to manage and sustain energy between organisms for common purposes is unmatched by current human invention. By leveraging nature’s design and applying first principles to mobile transport, energy exchanges are minimized, harmful by-products are eliminated, and ultimate efficiency is achieved.