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How to make a video that will wow the judges

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You've been working hard for months to scope and create your design and you're almost at the finish line. Congrats! But remember - it's not only important to have a great design in this challenge. You also need to be able to pitch your idea through a compelling video.

Your video pitch is where your innovation comes to life. It's your chance to show us your team's personality, give us a detailed look at your design and your design process, and tell us who your innovation will help and how.

Remember, your video doesn't need to be fancy -...

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BGDC teams: share your story!

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We've been hearing exciting things from teams who have signed up to participate in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. One of these teams, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, has been documenting their biomimicry design journey on their blog here.

Group leaders Ted Thayer and Eliot Kersgaard shared some pictures of their design process to date and will be continuing to blog about the ups and downs of bringing a biomimetic design idea from concept to reality.

We'd love to hear from your team, too! Email Erin at
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Watch a video of a Challenge team at work!

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What does a trip to France look like for you? For a group of Savannah College of Art and Design students, it meant getting inspiration from some pretty spectacular surroundings on how to reinvent our food system.

As part of a study abroad program in Lacoste, France, a group of SCAD students worked with Dr. Regina Rowland and biomimicry professional Sherry Ritter to develop their entry for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Learn more about their project and get a taste of the beautiful French countryside in this great video the team put...

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Boost Your Skills with this Free Design Course

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Human-Centered Design (HCD) is an approach to design and innovation rooted in understanding the people who will use whatever you create. HCD is a valuable skill that is compatible with biomimicry because even the best nature-inspired solution won't be feasible if it doesn't meet the needs of people and fit into the community it's meant to serve.

IDEO.org is offering a free seven-week online course (starting next week!) that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and how to apply them. Learn more about the course at:

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