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

Last Month. December 29, 2016

UX Trends for 2017

It’s exciting to imagine all the wild possibilities in the future of UX design. What will be on the cutting edge? What will be the next quantum leap in innovation? But to have an impact in the now, we recommend balancing usability against innovation. Existing innovations in the digital space often aren’t refined enough to … Continued

July 8, 2016

UI/UX Principle #35: Understand Constraints to Enhance Creativity

The word “constraint” – a limitation or restriction – has a somewhat negative connotation. By definition, it limits the array of possibilities. This can be a point of frustration for designers and developers with pie in the sky visions for innovation. But what if we thought about constraints in a different way? Do we accept them at face … Continued

June 15, 2016

Assembling the Next Generation of Digital Talent

Fresh recently invited a group of General Assembly graduates to the office for practical exposure to our Seattle-based, internationally present, design and development firm. It was a great opportunity for the students to see an agency in action. It was an equally great opportunity – and true honor – for Fresh to meet the promising … Continued

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