Film Screenings

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    Film screenings allow you online access to films about design.

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Film Screenings

In the short film, When Designers are Inspired by Nature, producer Agota Jonas explores how designers and engineers find inspiration in nature. Jonas, an award-winning industrial designer, dives into biomimicry and real-life examples of designers emulating a function they observed in the wild to create a product. Learn how designers re-connecting with the natural in ethical ways, borrowing nature's tried and true methods to help us give back more than we take.

About the host

Agota Jonas

Agota Jonas is an award-winning Industrial Designer with biomimicry training. After receiving a teachers' degree in her native country of Hungary, she moved to California to earn her Master's in Industrial Design from San José State University (SJSU). She later worked as a design intern at Astro Studios and a designer at both frogdesign and Siemens-owned design studio, designafairs. She taught industrial design for many years and in 2018, returned to graduate school to study Biomimicry at Arizona State University (ASU). Currently residing in Southern California, Agota’s latest project is creating a workbook using biomimicry's life's principles.