Ten archetypes of nature in design
Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Vol. 14 Issue 1-2, June 2016.
Abstract: What we mean when we use the word ‘nature’ critically affects
design culture. Since nature has many different interpretations, the
following lexicon is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of the
word’s etymology or usage by designers. Instead, I offer ten
archetypical perspectives of nature that can help designers and
non-designers alike clarify the different, sometimes overlapping,
sometimes conflicting ways in which we understand the fundamental
relationships between humans and our environment.