Ben Hannon

Ben is currently a User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) Designer at Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS). He has a broad background across art, media and design, and holds a BFA in Industrial Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Ben's work spans the visual and physical design worlds with a strong grounding in user-centered thinking.


Blog  •  November 30, 2015  •  By Ben Hannon  •  UX  •  UX, color science, low-light environments, user interface design, HCI
When most of us hear night vision goggles, it is usually a safe bet we imagine a night scene with that glowing green-scale overlay or something similar to that shown above. For those who have ever used night vision goggles or have used a digital camera with a night setting, you might already be familiar with this concept, but it really does look like this! Have you ever wondered why the exclusive use of green? Quite often, movies and video games embellish the reality of technological devices, but these intriguing green-scale displays are very real and there is actually some science behind it...
Blog  •  May 5, 2015  •  By Ben Hannon  •  UX  •  UX, UI, user interface, Usability, modern visual design
Where did the buttons go?  Significant aspects of modern visual design have made a huge impact on the development of graphical user interfaces across web, mobile, desktop and embedded systems.  While flat-design holds many attractive qualities, implementation of the style has potential to undo usability principles formed through decades of extensive research in the field. The flat-design approach has gained increasing popularity for its overall simplicity in layout, color and iconography.  Although this new design trend breathes a fresh aesthetic into the digital space,...