Evaluate-Generate Cycle: Recreating the Design Model

Evaluate-Generate Cycle: Recreating the Design Model

Designing in Circles Designers— or more accurately, strategists who use design—often fit processes into cycles. While the creative process can take several forms, nearly every model of the design cycle is a circle. Here are a few images I’ve encountered in my career...
Enjoying Life’s Adventures with You

Enjoying Life’s Adventures with You

Let’s try a short activity together: On the top left corner of a scrap piece of paper, write down your age. About 1cm below, write down the next number, add another 1cm below that number and write the next number. Continue until you reach 80. When you’re finished,...
Hostel Design: Curating the Traveler’s Journey

Hostel Design: Curating the Traveler’s Journey

Traveling to South East Asia improved my design intuition by nurturing empathy and sensitivity toward other people’s lived experiences. I never knew that some islands in Indonesia are majority Muslims and others are majority Buddhist with some Christians scattered...
Traveling Tools for South East Asia

Traveling Tools for South East Asia

In mid-November, I decided to move from my job, my studio, and my people in San Francisco to enrich my life through travel, skills-building, and part-time courses. Over the last two months, I spoke with a fellow backpackers and reflected on my experience to share some...
Introduction to my Brain

Introduction to my Brain

Imagine seeing fireworks in the sky, sitting on a comfortable plush chair at the beach, and me handing you a glass of your favorite beverage. Hello! I’m Hector and welcome to the launch of my new blog. Undoubtedly there are plenty of these digital recordings floating...