Ben Spencer

UX Researcher & Writer

Ben Spencer

Ben is a UX Researcher and Writer who utilizes research, strategy, and writing to create innovative and functional products. A background in screenwriting helps him develop sturdy narratives that unify concepts, users, and the end product. In addition, his experience as a high school teacher taught him to think critically about how to make experiences accessible to a broad audience.

Ben received Bachelor degrees in Film Studies and Religion from Whitman College, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lipscomb University, and studied UX Design and Research at General Assembly. He writes regularly for the Fresh blog and thought leadership projects, and contributes his UX expertise to a variety of client work.

My Publications

This Week. June 27, 2017

Static Code Analysis (Linting)

What Is It? Analyzing and evaluating code without executing the program. Syntax, comments, naming conventions, and functions of the code are reviewed. When Should it be Done? Should be conducted in real time, every time a change is saved. Linting should as be done as a part of continuous integration. Helpful Tools Checklists, manual or … Continued

Last Week. June 20, 2017

Unit/Automated Testing

Software testing is the process of discerning whether a product is acceptable to its end users, its target audience, its purchasers, and the stakeholders to whom it belongs. At its core, software testing examines code and its execution: does the code do what it is supposed to do, when it is supposed to do it, … Continued

April 6, 2017

Testing Methods: End-to-End Testing

What Is It? Testing flows from “end-to-end.” For a website, this might mean from placing an order, to checking out, to returning an item. End-to-end testing is focused on mimicking “real life” use cases. End-to-end testing increases confidence in the stability of the app or product, but it can be difficult to quantify each “end,” … Continued

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