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Jan Willem Huisman

Director & Founder
As creative director and founder of IJsfontein I design and develop playful learning for children and professionals. I am convinced that people are naturally curious and intrinsically motivated to develop themselves. I look for ways to evoke these drivers by using game theory and rules of play. My goal is to combine playfulness and technology to design software that empowers people. 

As part of to my work at IJsfontein I'm a regular speaker at conferences and consultant in issues where education, gaming and interaction design meet. For instance I am a member of the designteam for the development of the ‘Nederlandse school’. An initiative to radically improve and innovate the Dutch educational system by starting at the source: the training of teachers. This course will educate the new change agents who are ready to create the paradigm switch needed in education. http://www.denederlandseschool.nl/.