George Kalmpourtzis
Principal Designer

George is an experience designer, learning specialist and book author. 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.


Discovering House of Wine

By on May 22, 2015

Even if I am skilled developer with over 15 apps in my portfolio, I have switched my focus on design long ago. However, when my good friends at Playcompass Entertainment informed that they wanted to design an application for the promotion of wine tasting, I couldn’t resist! They had me from “wine”!

It goes without doubt that I am a lover of wine and wine tasting and, living in France, I never lose the chance to feel the experience of a newly opened bottle of wine. This sensation and magic moment of tasting to discussing and enjoying a conversation with friends and loved ones was what I wanted to provide through designing House of Wine.

At the end, the app, which is available at the moment only in Greece, came out and I hope that people who are using it have the opportunity to explore the magic world of wine as much as I do!