Biohavior

  • A day in Neil’s office: Introducing cloud computing services

    Neil is a solicitor working with a reputable Solicitors Company. This morning he received an email from his manager asking to prepare a list of all clients who have their cases pending. The company has been growing fast recently and so is the number of clients. The company maintains the client records in a large […]

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  • An Agile Environment

    Last Monday evening after work I attended a talk hosted by the CME Group in Belfast on ‘Agile testing and DevOps’ presented by Janet Gregory. The CME Group are one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, offering a range of products to serve the finance industry. Janet Gregory is the co-author of […]

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  • Bi-Annual Biohaviour Partner Meeting

    Recently the team attended Airbus for the Bi-Annual Biohaviour Partner meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to update our partners on the progress of the project and introduce a fully integrated system, the Orchestrator, which demonstrated how the Blind Watchmaker project has been developed as a cloud-based system, accessible and operational across different platforms […]

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  • The Ontology of the Blind Watchmaker

    As a new researcher within Biohaviour, my first task whilst liaising with the team was to understand and capture the concepts developed in Blind Watchmaker. Blind Watchmaker has evolved from Design Genes by looking for inspiration from nature to give an unconstrained approach to engineering design. The team is building this link – the growth […]

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  • The Goal of Nature’s Design

    I joined this team and project at the start of August, really only a few weeks ago, but it was about two years ago I had first heard about Biohaviour, so it’s not a huge concept for me to wrap my head around now. I’ll quickly sum it up for you. Biohaviour is built to […]

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  • Nature – truly integrated design and manufacturing!

    A great discussion with my favourite gardener led to some deep thoughts on integration of design and manufacturing, and the implications this would have were it to continue throughout the life of a product.   Traditional approaches to design require the engineer to first guess the final form before commencing a series of standard, formulaic, […]

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  • Sustainable growth

    As engineers we have the tools and capabilities to improve the world around us. Yet we haven’t always got it right. Undoubtedly, we have learned more through failure than success. So too has nature, but over a much greater timescale. Even the most amazing of engineering achievements are based on incremental experimentation and development. An […]

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  • Applying science differently

    Throughout my career I’ve helped engineers to overcome challenges in their design processes – the need to simplify complex models, the need to assess things more quickly, the need to understand and enforce constraints, the need to visualise large and diverse sets of data so that they can make decisions.   Then we come up with […]

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  • Edenic Engineering

    It’s been brewing in my mind for some time now, and gnaws at me in work, and at home. It seems to come from everything around me: the kettle; the microwave; the car; the garden. Life is comfortable and I am content. So what’s my problem? For a start I’m an engineer, and an academic, […]

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