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dc.contributor.supervisor Mallory-Hill, Shauna (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Cash, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-11T15:53:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-11T15:53:53Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31019
dc.description.abstract Interior designers require advanced sustainable strategies beyond the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system to expand their ecological accountability. Biomimicry is a biology inspired design (BID) methodology that is integrating into U.S. interior design (ID) curricula. This thesis research aims to identify the extent to which biomimicry is taught in Canadian post-secondary ID programs. Through a mixed-methodology research design, this study explored the strategies and lessons learned from North America interior design educators teaching biomimicry. Integrating a science-based problem-solving methodology into design education requires a transition strategy that includes both high-tech and low-tech teaching tools. This study discusses avenues to heighten biomimicry awareness, for Canadian educators, and addresses the challenges that weaving a complex multidisciplinary topic into interior design pedagogy will bring. Future research regarding biomimicry applications from interior design learner and practitioner perspectives would complement this study, and inform biology inspired design curricula development. en_US
dc.subject Biomimicry, Biology inspired design, Sustainable design, LEED, Interior design, CIDA, Integrated design process en_US
dc.title Beyond LEED: Constructing a bridge to biomimicry for Canadian interior design educators en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Karpan, Cynthia (Interior Design) Gilbert, Cindy (Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2016 en_US


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