About

About Derek Knox

Process - RAD-Four

As a UI/UX Developer and Designer, my work is embodied in three core disciplines.

  • Visual Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Programming/Engineering

The weight of my role in each varies depending on the project and the team, but my process remains the same. I've dubbed this process RAD-Four.

  • Research
  • Analyze
  • Design
  • Develop
  • Deploy
  • Distribute

Though each of the six parts of the process are self-describing, you can read a detailed account of my combined approach in the article The RAD-Four Process.

Interests

I love to design clean, purposeful, and engaging user interfaces that manifest into practical products. This manifestation is realized through Visual Design, Interaction Design, and ultimately Programming/Engineering. I love all three, but I love most their interplay.

I utilize pen and pad, computer graphics software, and code to bring ideas into the world. I use these tools to create and blend art with function. I experiment and create custom interactive displays and controls that simplify user interaction. I harness animation to make products feel alive and fun while maintaining their usefulness. Ultimately, I leverage code as a tool for creation.

I'm not bound to the screen as a result of these interests however. I love to snowboard (12+ yrs) and play ice hockey (20ish yrs) too. I enjoy the outdoors in general and specifically the Pacific Northwest's mountains, forests, and lakes. I love my beautiful girlfriend and the fact that we get to explore the PNW with each other. I feel extremely lucky to currently reside in, and to have grown up in, the PNW.

I woudn't have it any other way.

Contact

I'm on Twitter @derekknox.
Email thebrain [at] braindroplabs.com for Braindrop Labs product related inqueries.
Email derek [at] derekknox.com to get in touch.