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. May 18, 2018

What Pantone’s Color of the Year Means to Fresh

As the year rolls into May, the flowers are already blooming. Looking at the right field, you’ll see shades of purple abound. It’s timely that today we reflect on Ultra Violet, Pantone’s Color of the Year, and what it means to our work as creatives. The Pantone Color Institute proposes that “Complex and contemplative, Ultra … Continued

January 29, 2018

Dev Terminology 101: Common Programming Languages (and their key frameworks)

Language enables human communication – spoken or written – with words and phrases structured in a conventional way. Just like we need different languages to communicate with one another, we also need different languages to communicate with computers. In an article on Stack Overflow, Matt Sherman writes that at a foundational level, all programming languages … Continued

January 26, 2018

UX Lessons Learned from the Hawaii Missile Alert

Is there such a thing as a user error? Or when errors are made, does the blame lie with the design of the interface? On January 13th, the state of Hawaii realized firsthand the danger of what some are calling a “user error.” If you’re a designer, and see the interface, you’ll likely agree that … Continued

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Cisco

mobile development

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Deloitte

web design, microsite development

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Seattle Public Library

ui/ux design, microsite development

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