How does the act of looking to nature enable artist's, designer's, and engineer's process of discovery? What modes of inquiry facilitate creative learning? What is the motivation and benefit of looking to nature for design inspiration? This course will address these questions, using art and design history as the lens for investigation, demonstrating how humans are inspired by nature's design innovation, learning from nature's problem solving method, and applying the lessons through research, observation, making, testing, and problem-solving - critical investigations involved in the process of developing and creating art, products, furniture, architecture, and systems applications. Each student will coalesce the learning experience by developing, designing, and modeling an exhibit about nature-inspired design innovation. Topics: Nature, Biomimicry, Bio-engineering, Problem-Solving, Sustainability, Design History, Exhibit Design Format: Lecture, reading, topical research, written reports, drawing + writing investigations, oral + visual presentation, scaled model building, reflections, revisions, and critiques.