Marysol Ortega Pallanez

Marysol Ortega Pallanez

PhD in Transition Design

mortegap@andrew.cmu.edu

Marysol is a teaching fellow in the School of Design with 14 years of experience in interaction design. Prior to joining the doctoral program in Transition Design at Carnegie Mellon University, she worked at Fjord —a service design studio—in Stockholm for four years driving service and experience strategy, leading generative workshops and defining interaction design structure for areas as employee experience, banking services, and the humanitarian sector. 
 
Marysol used to lead the UX Team at Nearsoft, a Mexican software development company. She trained interaction and visual designers, design researchers, and developers in service design approaches and methods, bringing at the forefront the value of the design process and the collaboration among disciplines in the creation of digital products.
 
She has done community building in her hometown Hermosillo, Mexico coordinating HMODevHouse, a Community of Practice formed by software developers and designers and participated as a mentor for Hermosillo Startup Weekend. 
 
Marysol is a Fulbright scholar with a Master in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and a BFA in Graphic Design from Universidad Del Valle de Mexico. Her research interest focuses in the process of envisioning possible sustainable futures through craft to support people in shaping an active worldview, one that includes sustaining a livelihood and enjoyment while taking care of our planet.