John Knight


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John Knight is a Senior UX Designer at ORM London and is involved in designing products, interfaces and software and holds nearly ten patents in this area. John is also currently editor of Interfaces magazine, is a Council Member of The Design Research Society and British Computer Society and specialises in Value-centred approaches to design of electronic products Before joining Vodafone, John was Director of User-Lab, at Birmingham City University where he led design research activities with both commercial and academic applications. Before this, he was a visiting lecturer at Guildhall University in Interface Design and has also worked as a production manager, with extensive experience in journalism and print media. Lastly, John is an exhibiting artist who completed a first degree in Fine Art from Newport College of Art and Design under the guidance of electronic arts pioneer Roy Ascott. This diversity of art and design practice is reflected in John's qualifications in Product Design, User Interface Design and Print Media as well as his extensive list of publications and chairing of the International Design for Engagement conference series. John is a part-time Doctoral Student at Aalto University of Art and Design.

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Knight, John (2008): Value-centred interaction design methods. In Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 6 (4) pp. 334-348.

Knight, John (2007): The Glass Cockpit. In IEEE Computer, 40 (10) pp. 92-95.

Pandir, Muzeyyen, Knight, John (2006): Homepage aesthetics: The search for preference factors and the challenges of subjectivity. In Interacting with Computers, 18 (6) pp. 1351-1370.

Knight, John (2004): Design Lifecycles: Towards a value-centred design. In: Designer, User, Meaning Maker Rethinking Relationships for a more Creative HCI Workshop HCI 2004 September 6-10, 2004, Leeds, England.

Knight, John (2004): Ethics and Engagement. In: Jefsioutine, Marie, Knight, John (eds.) The 1st International Design and Engagability and Conference July 6, 2004, Birmingham, England.

Burns, Katherine, Jefsioutine, Marie, Knight, John (2003): Promoting design in SMEs through user-centred methods. In: Proceedings of the 5th European Academy of Design Conference April 28-30, 2003, Barcelona, Spain.

Knight, John, Jefsioutine, Marie (2002): Understanding the User-Experience: tools for user-centred design of interactive media. In: Durling, David, Shackleton, J. (eds.) Common Ground Design Research Society International Conference September 5-7, 2002, London, England. pp. 582-591.

Knight, John, Jefsioutine, Marie (2002): Relating usability research to design practice. In: Maguire, Martin, Adeboye, K. (eds.) European Usability Professionals Association Conference September 2 -7, 2002, London, England. pp. 2-12.

Knight, John, Jefsioutine, Marie (2003). The Persistence of Usability Myths. Retrieved 2008-12-11 00:00:00 from

Knight, John, Jefsioutine, Marie (2003). Attitudes to Web Accessibility. Retrieved 2008-12-16 00:00:00 from

Jefsioutine, Marie, Knight, John (eds.) The 1st International Design and Engagability and Conference July 6, 2004, Birmingham, England.