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Explore pre-algebraic patterning with PiBot: Math & Action

By on January 21, 2016

PiBot: Math & Action is an endless runner game with action elements, using motion sensor controls with the support of Microsoft Kinect, designed for the teaching of pre-algebraic patterning skills for the early childhood. The role of patterning is considered essential for the development of mathematical concepts and processes….

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Teaching level design with Mario Maker

By on December 15, 2015

Teaching game design has always been an amazing but also challenging process. The very nature of games, using a variety of tools, arts and crafts offers a multidisciplinary approach on creating immersive experiences. Game design can be used as a tool for learning inside classrooms as well as act…

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Using Nintendo’s Captain Toad to teach Maths

By on December 5, 2015

Lately, having the opportunity to enjoy some free time with my Wii U, I was able to go through a great variety of Nintendo games and revisit some old ones that I had not finished. I never lose the chance to point at Nintendo game designs when it comes…

George Kalmpourtzis
London, UK

George is a UX & product designer and studio director, working in the industry and academia. He is the founder of two indie studios: Playcompass Entertainment and GK Studios. Coming from a diverse background, including both arts, education and engineering, George has been interested in creating intrinsically motivating experiences that have impact on their users. He has worked as game designer, UX designer, producer and studio manager in various indie European studios and has worked with ivy league institutions and international corporations for the design of native apps, games and learning platforms. George focuses on teaching experience design to teachers and students and the cognitive development benefits that arise from this process. Through an experimental procedure, he has formed several multi-disciplinary teams that are currently working on designing games that have an impact to local societies.