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).

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Showing 16 publications

2017

Beyond lampshades - Teaching upcycling in a meaningful way

Chris Ebbert, Oskar Rexfelt, Isabel Ordonez Pizarro
International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education 7 & 8 September 2017, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Paper in proceedings
2017

Designing from the dumpster : experiences of developing products using discards

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Oskar Rexfelt
International Journal of Sustainable Design. Vol. 3 (2), p. 61-78
Journal article
2017

Circularity assessment in companies: conceptual elements for developing assessment tools

Juana Camacho Otero, Isabel Ordonez Pizarro
23rd Annual International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference
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
PLATE conference, Delft University of Technology, 8-10 November 2017
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 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
International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 4 & 5 September 2014, University Of Twente, The Netherlands
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
2013

Sorting waste in apartment buildings: facts and possibilities

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro, Robin Harder, Ulrike Rahe
Proceedings of the ERSCP-EMSU 2013 conference, 16th Conference of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) & 7th Conference of the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU), 4 – 7 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
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 Recycling. Vol. 72, p. 108-117
Journal article
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
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference Sustainable Innovation 2012, Bonn, Germany, October 29 – 30
Paper in proceedings

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Showing 2 research projects

2012–2015

Waste to design (W2D)

Erik Stenvall Polymeric Materials and Composites
Oskar Rexfelt Design and Human Factors
Sandra Tostar Nuclear Chemistry
Ulrike Rahe Design and Human Factors
Teodora Retegan Nuclear Chemistry
Isabel Ordonez Pizarro Design and Human Factors
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra)

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

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