Two Color Proportion in Nature
nature, two color, proportion, ratio
The purpose of this research is to understand two color proportion ratios in nature. Success in this endeavor would provide another key to understanding how nature orders itself and provide guiding principles for designers who look to nature for inspiration as they create. This small, cross disciplinary team of researchers focused the study on two-color mammals, fish, reptiles, flowers and insects. After analyzing, charting and testing around 50 samples, they propose that nature exhibits six color proportion ratios.
Original Publication Citation
Howell, B., Teng, C., Eggett, D., Sparks, B., Shirley, N., Whitaker, R., & George, J. (2010) Two Color Proportion in Nature. Conference Proceedings of the 1st International Congress of Design and Innovation of Catalonia, Sabadell, Spain. March.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Howell, Bryan; Teng, Chai-Chi; Eggett, Dennis; Sparks, Bryan; Shirley, Nathan; Whitaker, Ryan; and George, Jessica, "Two Color Proportion in Nature" (2010). Faculty Publications. 3313.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology