Ben has an English degree but has also worked as a web developer, affording him that winning combination of humanities and engineering.
Before joining Clearleft, Ben was a freelance UX consultant and founder member of The Escape Committee. Over the years Ben improved websites for travel companies, educators, publishers and charities including Amnesty. His last freelance project was applying his web usability testing skills to a print product (one with a very small typeface!).
At Clearleft, Ben makes the interfaces between people and their digital things more humane.
Silverback: Get Usability Testing Now
Every Attendee Gets a Free Silverback Licence
Silverback is probably the world's simplest usability testing software but let's face it – clicking "record" isn't the hard bit. It's preparing for a session, knowing how to run it, and, most importantly, turning the findings into actionable insights that can improve the performance of your product.
Many things go in and out of fashion in our industry, but good ol' usability testing is a steadfast bedrock that will always be at the core of understanding our users. If you work in UX and you don't have any experience in it then you're doing yourself a disservice. Come to this session and you'll go home with a vital new skill under your belt.
Bonus material: how to feed footage into a viewing room with Silverback; how to "hack" Silverback to record iPhone & iPad footage; and how to combine it with screen-sharing apps for remote usability testing.
Reasons to attend
- 1Spend 3 whole days improving your UX skills
- 2Meet your peers and share new ways of thinking
- 3See world class speakers from the UX industry
"I came. I listened. I stayed. Great event, great crowd, great venue. Learn, network, enjoy."Don Norman Speaker at UX London 2009