Thesis Studio: For my thesis, I chose to focus on biomimicry and how it could be applied to help women feel safer and more confident while waiting for the bus after dark. A large part of my process was going from an infinite amount of possibilities to finding the one function in nature that would best suit my project. I was a bit overwhelmed until I found an article about the Johnston's Organ. Found in fruit flies, honey bees and mosquitos, this organ helps its owner to sense events like direction and altitude in which the organism is flying to be able to detect danger before it is too late. Around this time, I was introduced to Philip White of Arizona State University. Phillip White has an extensive background in Industrial Design, Sustainability, and Biomimicry, making him the perfect coach for my project. Through this, I was able to create a system mimicking nature. The way it works is that there are holes in the front of the shelter in which the vibrations, both from sound waves and air movement, enter and travel down the tubing of the structure, causing the elements inside to move.