Bob De Schutter [də sçʏ.’tɛr] is the tall Belgian man you see to the other right of this text. He likes to wear dark slim-fit shirts and jeans when he is annoying his cats. He is a horrible guitar player, and he owns a far too large Heroscape collection. It is easy to befriend him if you have a bottle of Lagavulin to share.
Bob De Schutter (MFA, PhD) is the C. Michael Armstrong Professor of Applied Game Design at the College of Education, Health & Society and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies, a Research Fellow of the Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University (Oxford, OH). His interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include game design, the older audience of digital games, and the use of digital games for non-entertainment purposes. He has been invited to teach in Europe, North America and Asia, and his work has been published in leading publications of several academic fields. Bob has served industry as an independent consultant, public speaker, developer and entrepreneur, is a lifetime member of the International Game Developers Association, has founded and chaired the Gerontoludic Society as well as the Flemish chapter of the Digital Games Research Association, and is the Director of Miami University’s Engaging Technology Lab.
Prior to joining Miami University, Bob was a researcher and lead designer for the e-Media Lab of the KU Leuven (campus Group T). He has worked on games to facilitate inter-generational knowledge transfer, rehabilitate psycho-motor skills, train entrepreneurial skills, sensitize university students on urban mobility for the disabled, teach the psychology of game design, etc.
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