Introduction to Biophilic Design

Learn the basics of Biophilic Design in this 1-hour course, Oliver Heath will take you through what Biophilia actually is and the benefits of using a human-centred design approach.

We’ll look at why humans are struggling with health and wellbeing in urban environments more than ever, before sharing a carefully developed overview of the benefits of bringing our 'love of nature' inside.
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Rachel Hopkins

Really well set out and presented with clear guidance through each section. I now have a good understanding of what Biophillic design is, it’s origin and our...

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Really well set out and presented with clear guidance through each section. I now have a good understanding of what Biophillic design is, it’s origin and our progressive detachment to natural spaces through radical urbanisation. Great points of reference to research each lesson further. The quiz at the end was good for knowing what I need to revisit to compact my learning further. Looking forward to the next course

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Julia Schlagenhauf

I was very excited that the Online Biophilic Design Course came live and love the design, the content, the audio files and the small steps I could take going...

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I was very excited that the Online Biophilic Design Course came live and love the design, the content, the audio files and the small steps I could take going forward with the material. It’s very thoughtful designed. Thank you for the great user experience.

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As thought leaders in the subject of Biophilic Design, we have spent the last eight years putting research into practice in our designs. In this foundational course we’ll teach you the essentials: the history of Biophilic Design, what it is, how it originated and why it is key to human-centred design.

Completing this course will give you:

  • Knowledge of the essential link between Biophilia and health and wellbeing.

  • Access to the key research studies into the benefits of Biophilic Design.

  • Understanding of the ethos of human-centred design and how Biophilic Design supports it.

  • Insight into what Biophilic Design is and the benefits of using it in each sector.

About 'Introduction to Biophilic Design'

  • Lessons

    'Introduction to Biophilic Design' compromises of 1 module and 4 lessons, complete with narrated slideshow presentations. Oliver Heath talks you through each individual lesson and provides you with relevant references for extra reading. A short quiz at the end will help you consolidate what you've learnt. This introductory course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

  • Experience

    The beauty of this online course is its accessibility. You can take this course at any time that suits you and your lifestyle. Start when you're ready, then pick up and stop when you need to. We'll be here the entire journey to support you.

  • Takeaways

    We have created one place for you to learn everything you need to know about Biophilic Design so you can start to bring greater value to your projects and expand what you can offer to your clients.

Become part of a global movement of designing for wellbeing.

“I will personally take you through this introductory course. We will go on a journey to explore our human evolutionary development nature and how well we’ve adapted to living in urban environments. I will talk you through some of the key insights I find compelling as a Biophilic Designer and some of the well-known theories that inspire me.” - Oliver Heath

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome from Oliver

    • Welcome from Oliver

  • 2

    An Introduction to Biophilic Design

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: The Current Situation

    • Lesson 1 references

    • Lesson 2: What is Biophilia?

    • Lesson 2 references

    • Lesson 3: So, What is Biophilic Design?

    • Lesson 3 references

    • Lesson 4: What are the Benefits of Biophilic Design?

    • Lesson 4 references

    • Introduction to Biophilic Design Quiz

  • 3

    Farewell from Oliver

    • Congratulations you have finished the course!

    • What next?

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