Lecture on learning experince and game design at the Cologne Game Lab

It’s always a great pleasure talking about games and learning. The pleasure is even greater when talking about this field at one of the most prestigious institutions dedicated to game studies in the world, such as the Cologne Game Lab.…Read more

Teaching game design in the kindergarten

Game design is a very interesting pedagogic tool. Apart from its diverse positive effects on creativity, expression and team building of students, modern research indicates that it has a positive impact on students’ STEAM skills. Game design, like any other…Read more

User Experience Research for Educational Games at the Game UX Summit

I am super excited about the release of my talk at the Game UX Summit 18 in Vancouver. I spoke about using User Experience Research tools in educational game design. A common challenge of teams that work on educational gaming is…Read more
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Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A book on how to design intrinsically motivating learning experiences

Finally! I am really happy that my book Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A journey to creating intrinsically motivating learning experiences is out there! This is a project that I have been preparing for a while. Several educators, game designers, user…Read more

The Power of Silence in Interface Design

In 1952, experimental composer John Cage created his score named 4’33” (pronounced four, thirty three). The score consisted of three movements during which instrument players were asked not to use their instruments for the whole duration of the score, which…Read more

Talking at the UX Games Summit 2018

I am super excited about my participation at the UX Game Summit 2018, organized by EA in Vancouver, BC. This amazing event, bringing together experts from all over the world provided energizing and invigorating moments to reflect on the application…Read more
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A book about Educational Game Design

I am really excited about the publication of my new book Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A journey to creating intrinsically motivating learning experiences by CRC Press. We all learn and educate others in our own unique ways. Successful educational games…Read more

A new book coming soon!!

I am really excited about the release of my new book Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A journey to creating intrinsically motivating learning experiences! The book is published by CRC Press and it focuses on the art and science of educational…Read more

Defining the learning context of your games

Designing educational games without understanding one’s context is like designing a vehicle where you don’t know if it’s going to move on land, sea or air! In the continuous and fierce discussion about the value and impact of games in…Read more
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Are games the solution to any educational challenge?

The first question that any educational game designer should ask is not whether or not games are efficient learning tools (yes, they are!) but how they are going to accomplish their learning objectives. Without doubt the interest of educators and…Read more
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