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Biomimicry and cradle to cradle in product design : An analysis of current design practice. / Tempelman, Erik; de Pauw, Ingrid; van der Grinten, Bram; Mul, Ernst-jan; Grevers, K.

In: Journal of Design Research, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2015, p. 326-344.

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Tempelman, Erik ; de Pauw, Ingrid ; van der Grinten, Bram ; Mul, Ernst-jan ; Grevers, K. / Biomimicry and cradle to cradle in product design : An analysis of current design practice. In: Journal of Design Research. 2015 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 326-344.

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abstract = "In the field of sustainable product design, the use of nature-inspireddesign (NID) strategies such as biomimicry and cradle to cradle has becomemore widespread, resulting in a variety of nature-inspired products. Research sofar has studied NID on the basis of individual, key design cases and studentprojects. This paper assesses the state of NID at nine companies that haveapplied either biomimicry or cradle to cradle in product design. NID comes tothe forefront as a promising but challenging new design paradigm. Analysis ofbest practice reveals that companies that applied a top-down approach, investedin training and/or external NID-experts, set positive and ambitious designtargets, and included value chain partners early on in their projects weregenerally successful in removing barriers towards project success.",
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