Ben Bontreger

UX Researcher

Ben has a background rooted in psychology and human factors, with experience primarily in qualitative research methods. He has personally and professionally worked with a variety of unique populations, which helps him see things from multiple perspectives and adapt to different research challenges. Ben is passionate about bringing the human touch to technology. He has a BS in Psychology from Eastern Mennonite University and an MS in Human Factors and Ergonomics from the University of Minnesota.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I’m not a big fan of jeans.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

I appreciate the culture of collaboration and support, and the clear emphasis on using insights for positive change.

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

I would love to learn additional languages.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

I think Rome is pretty cool for both the ancient charm and tasty food.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Planning what I’ll have for lunch. It’s an underrated meal and it will bother me all morning if I don’t know!

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Conan O’Brien, John Cho, Bill Hader, Wanda Sykes

Long-term personal or professional goal?

Visiting every major US theme park to ride all the big roller coasters.

Any other facts to share?

I grow hot peppers every summer to make my secret-recipe homemade salsa.
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May 31, 2023

Unlock valuable insights by creating engaging environments, maximizing participation, and uncovering the genuine perspectives of young users.

May 19, 2023

We designed Bold Insight to deliver our employees’ best work. The result: a workplace that reflects the emotions, ideas, and experiences of all our employees.

May 16, 2023

Employees are a key user group at any organization. Applying UX research principles can help HR leaders optimize employee experience, drive engagement, and boost the bottom line.

May 11, 2023

Generative AI can help researchers refine and clarify research objectives, communicate effectively, and spark creativity and strategic thinking.

April 12, 2023

Regulations and guidance for human factors research and medtech have evolved, but the goals remain unchanged. The right research partner makes navigating FDA rules simple.


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