With a background in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Hector produces research for Typotheque. He focused on the fields of perception and cognition during his bachelor (BSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Manchester). This interest was carried on to his masters, on applied cognitive psychology at the University of Utrecht, from which he graduated in 2022.
His corpus currently ranges from questions about the perception of type Familiarity Effect in the Perception of Handwriting, or Typography and Perceived Personality: Can Your Personality Predict Your Font Preference? to accessibility matters, both for the Latin script (e.g. Eye tracking and paragraph reading: Learning about return-sweep performance as well as other World scripts — Regional forms of Devanagari - Survey Report, Typotheque Syllabics: Designing methods to learn from the community.
Regional forms of Devanagari (Survey Report)Essays by Héctor MangasWe created a survey to evaluate different graphic variants of Devanagari characters, interviewing hundreds of people gathering data and recommendations not only on the recognisability of each form of the Devanagari characters, but also on the preferences of readers and users.