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Ben Peterson


Ben got the civic tech bug during a Code for America fellowship and is passionate about using design to help communicate the context of complex problems, visualize ideas, and shape new opportunities to improve social and civic experiences. While at 18F, he has led the TTS research guild, coached government employees in user centered design and agile practices, and led workshops to surface project goals and align teams. He works best when collaborating on cross-disciplinary teams focused on shared outcomes. He drinks both coffee and tea - but not at the same time.

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This Week's IDEA

Build Sites to Address the Entire User Journey

Making Remote Work Work for Journey Mapping
Jun 16, 2020

Improving the Experience of Federal Grant Reporting

A 10x project to investigate opportunities to make the grant reporting process more efficient.
Jan 28, 2020

Dalia El-Shimy on Mixed Methods Design Research

How should designers collect data and how can they use that data to inform their work? Dalia El-Shimy, UX Research Lead at Shopify’s Montreal Office, will share how her team uses mixed methods research in support of its design decisions.
Feb 27, 2019