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.

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Ladybug’s Box: Mathematics for the early childhood

By on September 22, 2015

Ladybug’s Box is an award winning video game designed to teach math to every child in the world!
Ladybug’s Box teaches mathematics to kids of the kindergarten and first classes of primary school. Through Ladybug’s Box, children are introduced to really important mathematical concepts like spatial thinking, patterns, working with numbers and arithmetic calculations. The interactive elements of the game and different educational approaches, integrating both constructivistic and behaviouristic perspectives make Ladybug’s Box a great educational tool for our little friends.
In May, 2011 we received first prize in the 2nd European Best Learning Gaming Competition organized by the LUDUS project as Best Concept/Idea. The next step then was its implementation. We did not just want to create a simple game. We wanted to create a game that had the potential to reach every kid on the planet and motivate them to learn math – a simple tool which can allow children anywhere to propel themselves forward through education!

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