Jasper Stephenson

UX engineer, friendly ghost.

The Spectrum of Digital Design Roles in 2018

Recently, a colleague of mine named Mariko Sugita needed to hire a designer for a website she was creating. She’s an urbanist, and not particularly involved in the digital design field, so she asked the...

How to be a Cross-Cultural UX Mentor

I've seen a lot of discussion around top-down UX: earning a seat at the table and convincing higher-ups that UX is worth pursuing companywide. This is very, very important. However, it can also lead to...

A Game UX Primer for Web/App UX Designers

Game UX is on the rise! In the past ten years, starting as side events to major game industry events such as GDC, we've seen conferences like the Game UX Summit and the Games User Research Conference spring...

The 7 Crucial Qualities of a Great Spectator Esport

Even for someone who works at a game company, I watch a lot of esports. I’m usually hooked on at least two or three games at once, and it tends to be my background for work, for falling asleep, and for...

A UX Analysis of First-Person Shooter Damage Indicators

In this post, we'll take a look at the different information that can be communicated through damage indicators, the common styles of indicators we see in modern first-person shooters, and what each of...