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The biggest comic festival in Europe is in Angouleme

By on February 5, 2016

For the lovers of the ninth art, the festival of Angouleme is among the best opportunities to explore the vast world of comics, or as the French call them Bande Dessinée (BD)!

The Angouleme BD Festival is among the biggest festivals of its kind and exists since 1974. It is hosted…

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The power of creativity in the structuring of a better school

By on November 22, 2015

Today, I participated in the 9th IMCL conference, dedicated to the design and creation of mobile learning platforms. Listening to the presentation of Petros Lameras, discussing about the power of Creativity in Entrepreneurship Education, I couldn’t help but remember once again that creativity can be developed, like a muscle. Even…

George Kalmpourtzis
Principal Designer

George is a games designer, learning specialist, UX architect, book author and educator. He is also the founder of two indie studios: Playcompass Entertainment and Infinitivity Design Labs. George holds two BScs (one in education and one in computer engineering), a MSc in Advanced Information Systems and a PhD in Design Pedagogy and HCI. 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.