This is the personal website of John Knight. Design Scientist, inventor, artist, Chief Soul Officer and kingmaker for the good and talented.
Maker of UX Design Games for the FLEX™ Service Design Methodology at Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.
I studied Fine Art at Newport, then run by pioneering telematics artist Roy Ascott. After some time trying to change the world I progressively worked my way through the creative industries, working with early CAD and MIS software. Despite being allergic to technology, I somehow ended up BEING responsible for IT; which led me to study Human-Computer Interaction. I wanted to understand why clever people chose to not use clever machines and stick to their paper and pencils.
Graduating, I was fortunate to run the world’s first usability lab in a Design Institute and worked in all areas of user experience, becoming a skilled UX researcher and designer. Working for clients, agencies and consulting practices I have patented, written about and most importantly delivered hundreds of HCI founded products and services including Nuclear Power station user interfaces and mobile apps used by millions of lottery players.
As well as studying Product Design I decided to distill my learnings through a Phd in Service Design at Aalto University. I own a Stone Pine and an original white label demo of Tainted Love on Champion.