The Role of Biomimicry on Visual Design Education

  • Ugur Bakan Assistant Professor, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University
  • Ufuk Bakan Associate Professor, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University
Keywords: Biomimicry, visual design, design thinking, sustainable design


The change and increasing diversity in communication tools with globalization have ensured the universal presentation of visual elements shaped by local cultural patterns. Today, design products have turned into a strategic tool for many countries in order to reach higher competitive power. As the visual design industry contributes as an important visual communication and marketing tool for different industries within and outside the creative sector, its role in ensuring sustainability becomes even more important. Graphic design is much more effective, direct, and fast than other means of information in order to develop environmental awareness and motivate desired behaviors. The biomimetic graphic is a design process and style that has been spread and passed along throughout today’s culture and society via various channels and networks of communication. In today's world, where globalization and associated social and environmental problems are increasing, design education plays an important role in the development of sustainable design products. In design education, the students should be taught the concepts of ecological material selection, environmentally friendly energy use, recycling, reconsideration, and reuse. In this study, the role of biomimicry in visual design education will be examined with sample applications. In addition to new skills and knowledge in design education, sustainability will emerge as an important feature sought in designers soon.


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How to Cite
Bakan, U., & Bakan, U. (2022). The Role of Biomimicry on Visual Design Education. LUMEN Proceedings, 17, 46-52.