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Alex G Knight // UX.UI Designer in Tokyo

Sketch 3 tutorial – Simple heat monitoring interface

This is a quick tutorial on how to make a nice, clean, minimal interface quickly using Sketch 3. This is my finished interface. Quick and simple, but uses some techniques that should be helpful to get started with making other... Continue Reading →

Remove anything (especially people!) from photos with Content Aware with Photoshop

A while ago Photoshop released a new feature called Content Aware. I didn't write about it when it was released but it's basically black magic that remove things from photos and patches up the area using data from the surrounding... Continue Reading →

Good looking stats vs meaningful metrics

It's so easy to get caught up in what are known as "vanity metrics". You know the ones, page views, sessions and even new users in some cases. While these look great on paper, especially when showing the board members... Continue Reading →

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 →

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