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Thoughts on Games and Teaching

By on November 22, 2015

An interesting recent talk of Daphne Bavelier of the University of Geneva on the benefits of using games in educational contexts comes to confirm once more the great impact of games on learning. In her talk, she tries to break common misconceptions and urban legends about the use of…

George Kalmpourtzis

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.