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Alex G Knight // UX.UI Designer in Tokyo

A new home for my blog!

It's moving day for my blog! I am finally migrating it over to my own server. I will leave this up and running for some time but will eventually wind it down. As of today I will no longer be... Continue Reading →

Converting After Effects animation into usable code for your apps.

A new plug-in has hit the streets allowing you to convert simple animations to JSON directly from After effects for use in iOS, Android and React Native apps. It's called Lottie. Created by the team and AirBnB.Design. By dropping the... Continue Reading →

Just another UX design process

Good UX should be grounded in good process, driving creative thinking and problem solving throughout a project to ensure the end product has the best chance at success. UX is a constantly changing and evolving profession and we are always... Continue Reading →

Small batch release cycles are good for UX & business.

The small batch method refers to the lean manufacturing concept of doing things in small batches. Taking the time to do things one by one instead of creating a huge batch of one thing, a huge batch of the next... Continue Reading →

Going viral!

In order for something to go viral is must have a 'viral coefficient' of more than one. This is to say that, for example, every user shares a certain video with more than 1 friend. This doesn't mean that everyone... Continue Reading →

The 5 whys

Getting to the root cause of the issue. When a¬†project runs into a problem, generally we assess the issue, patch it up and keep moving. This is fine until it happens again, and again. Without digging down to the root... Continue Reading →

InVision Overlay Background Color Hack

Super quick tip on how to change the color of your background when using the Overlay option in InVision. InVision will just take an average color from the corners of your document and set the background color to that. So... Continue Reading →

We really need to do something about that UX vs Design photo.

I have no idea how many times I have been tagged in this image (or similar) with my friends saying "Amirite?!?!". The thing is, this is actually an explanation for exactly what bad UX is. The dirt path is just... Continue Reading →

Using validated learning to build awesome products.

I read something the other day that has really stuck with me, an analogy given by Eric Ries in his book The Lean Startup. To summarize, companies usually¬†want to plan everything before they get started. Lots of planning meetings, documents... Continue Reading →

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