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Being a scientist is not cool for young people & what can we do to change this?

By on December 17, 2015

Yesterday I had the opportunity to read a report presented by Google regarding the appeal of computer science careers to a variety of different groups. The research takes into consideration age, gender, ethnic background and a variety of other cultural characteristics and tried to identify what is the reason…

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Why developers should be more popular than rockstars

By on December 1, 2015

It comes without doubt that in human societies there are positions of prominence that offer several advantages to the ones who have them. These advantages account for fame, wealth, attractiveness and so on. And it is usually these positions that the majority of members of a society try to…

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.