Select Publications

Book Chapters

Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2015, 'A framework for understanding the role of product attachment in enabling sustainable consumption of household furniture', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (ed.), Product lifetimes and the environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, pp. 173 - 181, http://www.plateconference.org/framework-understanding-role-product-attachment-enabling-sustainable-consumption-household-furniture/

Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Environmentally sustainable design practices amongst the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturers', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (ed.), Product lifetimes and the environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, pp. 175 - 183, http://www.plateconference.org/environmentally-sustainable-design-practices-amongst-worlds-largest-consumer-electronics-manufacturers/

Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Commitments of university leaders to the Talloires Declaration: are they evidenced in industrial design teaching and learning?', in Leal Filho W; Brandli L; Kuznetsova O; Paço AMFD (ed.), Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level, edn. World Sustainability Series, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 225 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10690-8_16

Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Inclusion of environmental and social aspects of sustainability in industrial design education', in Leal W (ed.), Sustainable development at universities: new horizons, edn. Original, Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt-am-Main, pp. 149 - 157

Behrisch JC; Ramirez M; Giurco D, 2011, 'Ecodesign in industrial design consultancies: comparing Australia, China, Germany and the USA', in Impacting Society through Engineering Design, pp. 1 - 11, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30573/ecodesign_in_industrial_design_consultancies_%E2%80%93_comparing_australia_china_germany_and_the_usa

Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Industrial design accolades: do they support socially sustainable product innovation?', in Matsumoto M; Umeda Y; Masui K; Fukushige S (ed.), Design for innovative value towards a sustainable society, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 215 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3010-6_42

Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Sustainability consideration amongst award-winning industrial design graduation projects in Australia', in Matsumoto M; Umeda Y; Masui K; Fukushige S (ed.), Design for innovative value towards a sustainable society, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 918 - 923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3010-6_190

Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2011, 'Long-term product attachment: a sustainable design approach for optimising the relationship between users and products', in Haoming Z; Korvenmaa P; Xin L (ed.), The Tao of sustainability, edn. Haoming Z, Korvenmaa P, Xin L, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, Wuhan, pp. 580 - 587

Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, 'Ecodesign in industrial design consultancies: comparing Australia, Germany, China and the USA', in Culley SJ; Hicks BH; McAloone TC; Howard TJ; Malmquist J (ed.), Impacting society through engineering design: Design for X, Design to X, The Design Society, Glasgow, pp. 293 - 301, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30573/ecodesign_in_industrial_design_consultancies_%E2%80%93_comparing_australia_china_germany_and_the_usa

Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Designing with a social conscience: an emerging area in industrial design education and practice', in Culley SJ; Hicks BH; McAloone TC; Howard TJ; Malmquist J (ed.), Impacting society through engineering design: Design for X, Design to X, The Design Society, Glasgow, pp. 39 - 48, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30577/designing_with_a_social_conscience_an_emerging_area_in_industrial_design_education_and_practice

Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2010, 'Application of ecodesign strategies amongst Australian industrial design consultancies', in Vezzoli C; Ceschin F; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century. Vol 2, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 1377 - 1387

Clune SJ; Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Sustainability consideration in the Australian International Design Awards', in Ceschin F; Vezzoli C; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 1447 - 1456

Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Traces of culture in students’ concepts for product-service systems: experiences from three continents', in Ceschin F; Vezzoli C; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 957 - 968

Ramirez MJ, 2007, 'Challenging industrial design students to foster sustainable behaviors', in Revetria R; Cecchi A; Mladenov V; Zemliak A (ed.), New horizons in education and educational technology, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, Athens, pp. 94 - 103, http://www.wseas.us/e-library/conferences/2007venice/papers/570-338.pdf

Journal articles

Ramirez M; Lubis PJ, 2018, 'Penerapan Okala Eco-design Strategy Wheel pada Proyek Desain Mahasiswa Product Design Engineering', Spektrum Industri, vol. 16, pp. 143 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/si.v16i2.11534

Fennessy L; Ramirez MJ; Clune S; Strachan M; Lockrey S; Varadarajan S, 2013, 'Building capacity for sustainable product service systems in Australian industrial design education: a reflection upon contemporary practice', Journal of Cleaner Production

Wechsler A; Zaharia M; Crosky AG; Jones H; Ramirez MJ; Ballerini AA; Nunez MA; Sahajwalla VH, 2013, 'Macadamia shell and castor oil-based sustainable particleboard: a comparison of its properties with conventional wood based particleboard', Materials and Design, vol. 50, pp. 117 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.03.008

Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, 'Representation of ecodesign practice: international comparison of industrial design consultancies', Sustainability, vol. 3, pp. 1778 - 1791, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su3101778

Behrisch J; Ramirez M; Giurco D, 2011, 'Representation of Ecodesign Practice: International Comparison of Industrial Design Consultancies', Sustainability, vol. 3, pp. 1778 - 1778

Ramirez MJ; Nawangpalupi CB, 2010, 'Inner city transport in Sydney: assessment of sustainable scenarios', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation

Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ; Zehner RB, 2009, 'Cultural patterns in product design ideas: comparisons between Australian and Iranian student concepts', Design Studies, vol. 30, pp. 438 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2008.11.006

Ramirez MJ, 2006, 'Sustainability in the education of industrial designers: the case for Australia', International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 7, pp. 189 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14676370610655959

Conference Papers

Ramirez M, 2019, 'The South-to-South Project: Activating Australian-Latin American relations through Design for Sustainability education', Recife, presented at Simpósio de Design Sustentável, Recife, 11 November 2019 - 14 November 2019, https://www.sds2019.oimaginario.com.br/palestras

Ramirez M, 2019, 'Circular economy practices in the Australian commercial furniture industry', in Nissen N; Cooper T (ed.), PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, presented at PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, 18 September 2019 - 20 September 2019, https://www.plateconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Programm_Plate_final_web.pdf

Park S; Park M; Ramirez M, 2019, 'Environmental impacts of smart bulbs: a discussion paper reviewing the current issues and research', in Nissen N; Cooper T (ed.), PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, presented at PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, 18 September 2019 - 20 September 2019, https://www.plateconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Programm_Plate_final_web.pdf

Ramirez M, 2019, 'South-To-South Solutions: An Exchange of Australian and Latin American Design Approaches to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals', in Vezzoli C; Ambrosio M (ed.), Designing sustainability for all, Edizioni Poli.Deign, Milan, pp. 117 - 122, presented at 3rd LeNS world distributed conference, Beijing, Bangalore, Cape Town, Mexico City, Curitiba and Milan, 03 April 2019 - 05 April 2019, http://lensconference3.org/images/program/VOLUME1.pdf

Ramirez M, 2019, 'Sustainable product-service systems: cases from Oceania', in Vezzoli C; Ambrosio M (ed.), Designing Sustainability For All, Edizioni Poli.Design, Milan, pp. 233 - 238, presented at 3rd LeNS World Distributed Conference, Milano, Mexico City, Beijing, Bangalore, Curitiba, Cape Town, 03 April 2019, http://lensconference3.org/images/program/VOLUME1.pdf

Ramirez M, 2018, 'Industrial design education and the circular economy: experiences from UNSW Sydney', in Crocker R (ed.), Industrial design education and the circular economy: experiences from UNSW Sydney, Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour, Adelaide, presented at Unmaking Waste, Adelaide, 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018, https://www.unmakingwaste.org/2018-proceedings/

Ramirez MJ, 2016, 'Ecodesign Practices Amongst Whitegoods Manufacturers', in Delfino E; Vezzoli CA (ed.), Sustainable Energy for All by Design: Proceeding of the LeNSes Conference, Edizioni.POLI.Design, Milano, pp. 189 - 200, presented at LeNSes Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, https://www.scribd.com/document/324775328/LeNSes-Conference-Proceedings#fullscreen&from_embed

Fennessy L; Ramirez MJ; Clune S; Strachan M; Lockrey S; Varadarajan S, 2016, 'Building capacity for sustainable product service systems in Australian industrial design education: a reflection upon contemporary practice', in Vezzoli CA; Delfino E (ed.), Sustainable Energy for All By Design, Edizioni POLI.design, Milano, pp. 379 - 391, presented at LeNSeS Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, https://www.scribd.com/document/328685598/Fennessy-L-Ramirez-M-Clune-S-Strachan-M-Lockrey-S-Varadarajan-S-Australia-Building-capacity-for-sustainable-product-service-systems-in-A

Ramirez MJ, 2016, 'Ecodesign practices amongst whitegoods manufacturers', in Vezzoli CA; Delfino E (ed.), Sustainable Energy for All By Design, Edizioni POLI.design, Milano, pp. 189 - 200, presented at LeNSeS International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, https://www.scribd.com/document/328685568/Ramirez-M-Australia-Ecodesign-practices-amongst-whitewoods-manufacturers

Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'The Resilience Challenge @ UNSW', in The Resilience Challenge @ UNSW, Design for Disaster Response, Sydney, presented at Design for Disaster Response, Sydney, 13 November 2015 - 13 November 2015, https://d4dr15.wordpress.com/authors/

Ramirez MJ, 2014, 'Commitments of university leaders to the Talloires Declaration: are they evidenced in industrial design teaching and learning?', in Leal Filho, Walter WLF (ed.), Commitments of university leaders to the Talloires Declaration: are they evidenced in industrial design teaching and learning?, WSSDU2014 Second World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities, Manchester, presented at WSSDU2014 Second World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities, Manchester, 03 September 2014 - 05 September 2014

Ramirez MJ, 2013, 'Insights into ecodesign practices amongst the world’s largest carmakers', in Insights into ecodesign practices amongst the world’s largest carmakers, 16th ERSCP European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Istanbul, presented at 16th ERSCP European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Istanbul, 04 June 2013 - 07 June 2013

Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Educating the responsible industrial designer', in Chova LG; Martinez AL; Torres IC (eds.), Proceedings of ICERI2012 Conference 19th-21st November 2012, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT, Madrid, Spain, pp. 2472 - 2481, presented at ICERI2012 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, 19 November 2012 - 21 November 2012, http://library.iated.org/view/RAMIREZ2012EDU

Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Employability attributes for industrial design graduates', in Chova LG; Martinez AL; Torres IC (eds.), Proceedings of ICERI2012 Conference 19th-21st November 2012, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT, Madrid, Spain, pp. 2462 - 2471, presented at ICERI2012 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, 19 November 2012 - 21 November 2012, http://library.iated.org/view/RAMIREZ2012EMP

Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Award-winning industrial design products: are they are also sustainable?', in Proceedings of the 2nd World Sustainability Forum, MDPI, Basel, Switzerland, pp. 1 - 13, presented at WSF2012 2nd World Sustainability Forum, www.sciforum.net, 01 November 2012 - 30 November 2012, http://www.sciforum.net/presentation/895/pdf

Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Ethics and social responsibility: integration within industrial design education in Oceania', in Design Research Society 2012: Bangkok (Vol 4), Design Research Society, Bangkok, pp. 1565 - 1580, presented at DRS2012 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Bangkok, 01 July 2012 - 04 July 2012, http://www.designresearchsociety.org/docs-procs/drs2012/drs2012-4.pdf

Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2012, 'The role of industrial design consultancies in diffusing the concept of ecodesign', in Design Research Society 2012: Bangkok (Vol 4), Design Research Society, Bangkok, presented at DRS2012 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Bangkok, 01 July 2012 - 04 July 2012

Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Socially sustainable product innovations in mainstream international design awards', in Socially sustainable product innovations in mainstream international design awards, DESIS-India International Symposium: Design, a Catalyst of Sustainable India, Ahmedabad, presented at DESIS-India International Symposium: Design, a Catalyst of Sustainable India, Ahmedabad, 27 January 2012 - 28 January 2012

Wechsler A; Ramirez MJ; Crosky AG; Zaharia M; Jones H; Ballerini AA; Nunez MA; Sahajwalla VH, 2011, 'Physical properties of furniture panels from macadamia shells', in Proceedings of the 18th Int. Conf. on Composite Materials (ICCM-18), Jeju Island, Korea, August 21-26, 2011, (CD-ROM)., The Korean Society for Composite Materials, Seoul, Korea, presented at 18th International Conference on Composite Materials, Jeju,Korea, 21 August 2011 - 26 August 2011, http://www.iccm-central.org/Proceedings/ICCM18proceedings/data/2.%20Oral%20Presentation/Aug22(Monday)/M26%20Green%20Composites/M26-6-IF1771.pdf

Wechsler A; Ramirez MJ; Crosky AG; Zaharia M; Jones H; Ballerini AA; Nunez MA; Sahajwalla VH, 2011, 'Sustainable furniture panel composites from forestry and food industry by-products in Australia', in eddBE2011 sustainable wellbeing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 88 - 93, presented at First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, Brisbane, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011

Ko KK; Ward SJ; Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Understanding long term product attachment with a view to optimizing product lifetime', in eddBE2011 sustainable wellbeing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 42 - 46, presented at First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, Brisbane, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011

Wechsler A; Ramírez M; Crosky A; Zaharia M; Jones H; Ballerini A; Núñez M; Sahajwalla V, 2011, 'Physical properties of furniture panels from macadamia shells', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials

Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2010, 'The use of ecodesign strategies and tools: state of the art in industrial design praxis, comparing Australian and German consultancies', in Knowledge collaboration & learning for sustainable innovation, Delft University of Technology, Delft, presented at 14th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption, Delft, 25 October 2010 - 29 October 2010, http://www.erscp-emsu2010.org/

Ramirez MJ; Ko KK; Ward SJ, 2010, 'Introducing industrial design students to long-term product attachment', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/

Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Making poverty history: alerting industrial design students to the Millennium Development Goals', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/

Ramirez MJ; Wechsler A, 2010, 'Materials development: an alternative career pathway for design graduates', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/

Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Proposing to teach cultural affordance to industrial design students', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010

Ramirez MJ; Campbell G; Marosszeky A; Lopes A; Campbell C, 2010, 'SRD Change: Showcasing graduate projects that provoke sustainable changes', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/


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