Guest Lecture: George Kalmpourtzis – Educational Game Design Fundamentals

On Wednesday, May 15, the Cologne Game Lab will host a guest lecture by experience designer, learning specialist and author George Kalmpourtzis titled “Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A Journey to Creating Intrinsically Motivating Learning Experiences“. The lecture will take place in the auditorium and is open to students and the interested public alike.


About George Kalmpourtzis:




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.


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5.30 – 7.00pm | Auditorium | Cologne Game Lab