John Knight is Usability Engineer, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at The University of Central England. John studied Fine Art at University College Wales (then Gwent College) under Roy Ascott and specialised in mixed media. During the next 12 years he worked in management and production, on a variety of design projects, ranging from; Graphic Design to Photographic Exhibitions and Consumer Magazines. John completed an MSc in User-Interface Design at London Guildhall University in 2000. Since then he has worked in research and development for a range of organisations including The British Library and Whirlpool. He is a longstanding member of The British Computer Society, Human-Computer Interaction Group and The Usability Professionals' Association and is a regular contributor to publications and conferences in the field of design, usability and engagability In addition, to writing and speaking he is a practising artist in mixed media and has worked as a visiting lecturer in design, computing, information and mathematics.