Identifying the Purposes of Biological Materials in Everyday Designs

Authors

  • Nurul 'Ayn Ahmad Sayuti 1School of Design, Royal College of Art London, United Kingdom 2 Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Bjorn Sommer School of Design, Royal College of Art London, United Kingdom
  • Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen Science, Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship, University of Exeter Business School, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2479

Abstract

The exploration of new materials has provided new insights into the progressive use of living biological materials in everyday designs. Living biological materials are expected to have the potential to overcome the depletion of non-renewable resources. Through bio-design and biophilic design in the urban environment, designers apply living systems as appropriate solutions to everyday designs. This paper aims to classify the biological materials and the sense of ownership towards biological materials embedded in products in terms of a) Function, b) Aesthetic and Semantic, and c) Emotion and Experience. A survey was conducted from 173 respondents through an online questionnaire.  

Keywords: biological materials; biophilic design; product designs; purposes and ownership

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2479

Published

2020-12-25

How to Cite

Ahmad Sayuti, N. ’Ayn, Sommer, B., & Ahmed-Kristensen, S. (2020). Identifying the Purposes of Biological Materials in Everyday Designs. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(15), 29-37. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i15.2479