Isabel Ordonez Pizarro

Forskare at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Isabel is a Chilean industrial designer, that came to Sweden to do a master program in sustainability and ended up staying longer. Isabel received her PhD degree in February 2017. Her research focused on closing the material loop in society by improving Municipal Solid Waste handling using design and participation. She is interested in sustainable product development and is a member of GMV (Gothemburg Environmental Science center).

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2017

Bio-waste to Energy – Facilitating collection of bio-waste in apartment buildings

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro Design and Human Factors
Oskar Rexfelt Design and Human Factors
ÅForsk (Ångpanneföreningens Foundation for Research and Development)

2012–2017

From Waste to Resources. Municipal Solid Waste Handling: A Design Perspective on Closing the Resource Loops

Ulrike Rahe Design and Human Factors
Isabel Ordonez Pizarro Design and Human Factors
Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg

2012–2015

Waste to design (W2D)

Ulrike Rahe Design and Human Factors
Oskar Rexfelt Design and Human Factors
Erik Stenvall Polymeric Materials and Composites
Isabel Ordonez Pizarro Design and Human Factors
Teodora Retegan Nuclear Chemistry
Sandra Tostar Nuclear Chemistry
Mistra

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Publications

2017

Beyond lampshades - Teaching upcycling in a meaningful way

Chris Ebbert, Oskar Rexfelt, Isabel Ordonez Pizarro
Paper in proceedings
2017

Room for change: Impact of building-level innovations to facilitate product reuse among residents

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Shea Hagy, Frida Bard et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

Circularity assessment in companies: conceptual elements for developing assessment tools

Juana Camacho Otero, Isabel Ordonez Pizarro
Paper in proceedings
2017

Support for designing waste sorting systems: A mini review

Kamran Rousta, Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Kim Bolton et al
Waste Management and Research. Vol. 35 (11), p. 1099-1111
Journal article
2016

Designing from the dumpster : experiences of developing products using discards

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Oskar Rexfelt
International Journal of Sustainable Design. Vol. In press
Journal article
2016

Designing out waste - Exploring barriers for material recirculation

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro
Doctoral thesis
2016

Designing with waste: Comparison of two practice-based education cases

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Amaltas Khan, Puneet Tandon et al
18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and PDE 2016, Aalborg, Denmark, 8-9 September 2016, p. 152-157
Paper in proceedings
2015

Waste sorting in apartments: integrating the perspective of the user

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Robin Harder, Alexandros Nikitas et al
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 106, p. 669-679
Journal article
2015

Resource recovery from post-consumer waste: important lessons for the upcoming circular economy

Jagdeep Singh, Isabel Ordonez Pizarro
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 134 (Part A), p. 342-353
Journal article
2014

Turning waste into resources: Rethinking the way we discard things

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro
Licentiate thesis
2014

Waste as a starting point – how to educate design students to become active agents in closing material loops

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Oskar Rexfelt, Ulrike Rahe
Paper in proceedings
2013

Collaboration between design and waste management: Can it help close the material loop?

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Ulrike Rahe
Resources, Conservation and Recyclcing. Vol. 72, p. 108-117
Journal article
2013

Sorting waste in apartment buildings: facts and possibilities

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Robin Harder, Ulrike Rahe
Paper in proceedings
2013

Take Waste and Make: Guidelines for workshops to find new applications for industrial waste material.

Oskar Rexfelt, Jonas Kääpä, Leo Li et al
Proceedings from the IASDR Conference 2013, Consilience and Innovation in Design, 24-30 August 2013, Tokyo., p. 4151-4162
Paper in proceedings
2012

From Industrial Waste to Product Design

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Oskar Rexfelt, Ulrike Rahe
DesignEd Asia conference proceedings, "Incorporating Disciplinary Dynamics Into Design Education", p. 65-77
Paper in proceedings
2012

How Design relates to Waste : A Categorization of Concrete Examples

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Ulrike Rahe
Paper in proceedings
2012

From Industrial Waste to Product Design

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Oskar Rexfelt, Ulrike Rahe
DesignEd Asia conference proceedings, "Incorporating Disciplinary Dynamics Into Design Education", p. 65-77
Paper in proceedings
2012

How Design relates to Waste : A Categorization of Concrete Examples

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Ulrike Rahe
Paper in proceedings