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Ana Toca

Ana Sofia Toca is Graphic Designer and a professional artist. She was born and raised in Mexico City. Her professional experience includes projects involving a multitude of disciplines ranging from customer and employee experience, corporate branding and museum curation, to community development and social entrepreneurship. Strong accomplishments in wayshowing, organizational culture strategy, and editorial design. She has over 15 years of formation as an impressionist painter and has done extensive work as a freelance artist.

In her spare time, you’ll find her having quality time with her husband and friends. She enjoys outdoor painting, swimming, traveling and having a beer or two with good company.

Recent blog posts

My personal ethical decision-making process

Thinking of our personal ethical decision-making is hard, although we make ethical decisions every day, like for example, do I creep up over the speed limit because it is to my convenience? Or should I buy somewhere I know their employees are poorly payed? We go each day without thinking about these ethical decisions we make, because…

At what point do extremist views become a danger to society?

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611807/this-is-what-filter-bubbles-actually-look-like/ The graph above represents how the polarization looks even more extreme when the accounts are plotted according to their “valence,” a measure of how politically homogeneous their connections are. A valence of 0 means an account follows or is followed only by progressive accounts, while 1 means it’s connected only to conservative accounts. The…

How do we protect what is private?

This is a broad question that maybe some of you have thought about, to start understanding what this question even means we need to do some introduction. Firstly, let’s start by introducing what does the word privacy mean according to The Cambridge Dictionary: Pri·va·cyç
/ˈprīvəsē/ The state or condition of being free from being observed or…

Are we making the world a better place?

As I started thinking about Ethics class and this particular assignment, a lot of questions went through my mind and the process got a little bit like a labyrinth process. After doing my facilitation in class I ended up with a lot unanswered questions about all the readings like, How power works? Is everything done for…

Let’s play 20 questions!

Last week it was my turn to facilitate a 30-minute activity, and how Edward de Bono would say “Humor and creativity can change that road we always take and do some lateral thinking”, so, by putting myself in a green hat mood I did a small game to get the creativity up and coming. I…

Low-income constraints parents encounter when having more responsibilities: Part one

For the next 8 weeks Dan and I will work together with JUST to learn more about financial inclusion and how that affects their day to day lives and to help JUST have a better understanding of financial decision making when it comes to family responsibility. We have found interesting information and we are only…

Where it all begins…

Thinking about how to explain the readings we had for this assignment 4 “How designers think”, a lot of ideas came to my mind, but one really stuck me. I am 27 years old and I had never heard the words “Wicked problems”, “Well-structured problems” and “Ill-structured times”. Obviously, I knew they existed but never…

What makes a meaningful Design Research?

There are many ways of searching and finding a problem, but not all of them have long-term and meaningful solutions. Here, I will attempt to describe some researches and explaining why they are working for certain contexts and how they are not. I made a diagram that explains this in a better more visual way.…

The ethical way of designing

What do we owe our society? What have we been doing wrong or how can we improve? By reading some authors that talk about ethics and responsibility, I started to wonder how can we improve in the world of design. These authors talked about different subjects and about different expertise. After reading all of them…

Orientation Recap

In the past few days I have learned a lot about design strategy and the creative mind you need to get this done. The bootcamp was about ¨Food Trucks¨, for starters I don’t know anything about that business, but I was curious to learn how they get things done in that small space. I learned…

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