Chris Basham

User experience designer.

Prototyper. Developer.


Relevant experience

Co-founder, Sept. 2011 – present
BitHouse Design, Bloomington, Ind.
Collaborated with clients to design web and mobile products. Produced an online service (Rundwn) for empowering coordinators, runners and spectators of long-distance races with real-time event results.
UX Designer, Jan. 2011
Refresh Weekend, RefreshIndy, Indianapolis, Ind.
Designed and launched non-profit Indy-east Asset Development website within 48-hours, teamed with four other volunteers. Assessed client needs; analyzed and structured content; and paper prototyped wireframes.
UX Design Intern, MayAug. 2010
LexisNexis, Dayton, Ohio
Designed and iterated low- and high-fidelity interactive visualization prototypes to assist users researching with Lexis search products.
Multimedia Developer Intern, Sept. 2008May 2009
Pervasive Technology Labs, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Ind.
Researched and developed motion, color and symbol tracking algorithms to explore the limits of video processing and analysis in ActionScript 3.
Web Developer Intern, Jan.May 2008
A Beautiful Question, Indianapolis, Ind.
Collaborated with out-of-state clients to develop WordPress themes and Adobe AIR applications.
Web Developer Volunteer, Jan. 2007May 2009
Lakeview Church, Indianapolis, Ind.
Converted website CMS to WordPress. Developed WordPress themes and Flash podcast player. Assisted with various network administration activities.


M.S. Human-Computer Interaction Design, June 2011
Indiana University, School of Informatics, Bloomington, Ind.
B.S. Media Arts & Sciences (New Media), May 2009
Indiana University (IUPUI), School of Informatics, Indianapolis, Ind.
Summa Cum Laude, General Honors, GPA 3.95/4.0
Minor Computer & Information Science, May 2009
Purdue University (IUPUI), School of Science, Indianapolis, Ind.

Other experience

Speaker, AprilOct. 2011
Total Recall: An Experiment with Daily Sketch Diaries, Ignite Bloomington
Desktop Prototyping: Interfacing JavaScript with Hardware, IndyJS
MacGyver Prototyping, Midwest UX
Assistant Instructor & Mentor, Aug.Dec. 2010
Interaction Design Practicum, HCI/d, Indiana University
Course co-designer, Aug.Dec. 2010
Prototyping for Design, HCI/d, Indiana University
Lifeguard, July 2002Dec. 2007
IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, Ind.
Burdette Park Aquatic Center, Evansville, Ind.