Isabel Ordonez Pizarro

Doktorand at Department of Product and Production Development, 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. As a PhD student she focuses her research in 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

2015–2016

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

Isabel Ordonez Pizarro Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Oskar Rexfelt Department of Product and Production Development, 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 Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Isabel Ordonez Pizarro Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Mistra Urban Future, Gothenburg

2012–2015

Waste to design (W2D)

Ulrike Rahe Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Oskar Rexfelt Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Erik Stenvall Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Polymeric Materials and Composites
Isabel Ordonez Pizarro Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Teodora Retegan Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Sandra Tostar Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry
Mistra

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Publications

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
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE16), Aalborg, Denmark, 8 and 9 of September, p. 152-157
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Designing from the dumpster : experiences of developing products using discards

Maria Isabel Ordonez, Oskar Rexfelt,
International Journal of Sustainable Design. Vol. In press
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

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

Jagdeep Singh, Maria Isabel Ordonez,
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 134 (Part A), p. 342-353
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Waste sorting in apartments: integrating the perspective of the user

Maria Isabel Ordonez, Robin Harder, Alexandros Nikitas et al
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 106, p. 669-679
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Maria Isabel Ordonez, Oskar Rexfelt, Ulrike Rahe et al
International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 4 & 5 September 2014, University Of Twente, The Netherlands
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Turning waste into resources: Rethinking the way we discard things

Maria Isabel Ordonez,
Licentiate thesis
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Sorting waste in apartment buildings: facts and possibilities

Maria Isabel Ordonez, Robin Harder, Ulrike Rahe et al
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.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Maria Isabel Ordonez, Ulrike Rahe,
Resources Conservation and Recycling. Vol. 72, p. 108-117
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

From Industrial Waste to Product Design

Maria Isabel Ordonez, Oskar Rexfelt, Ulrike Rahe et al
DesignEd Asia conference proceedings, "Incorporating Disciplinary Dynamics Into Design Education", p. 65-77
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

How Design relates to Waste : A Categorization of Concrete Examples

Maria Isabel Ordonez, Ulrike Rahe,
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference Sustainable Innovation 2012, Bonn, Germany, October 29 – 30
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Renewable Electrification for Chiloé

Maria Isabel Ordonez,
Master's Thesis