Scott Kim (Shufflebrain)

February 05, 2009 12:30pm

Games for Visual Thinking

In this talk veteran puzzle designer Scott Kim will show you original puzzles that stimulate visual imagination. You will see magazine puzzles that introduce ideas is visual design. You will see animated ambigrams that playfully combine typography and illusion. And you will see how his new online game Photograb exercises visual thinking skills. Finally Scott will discuss what makes a good puzzle, and how games can change the way you think.

BIO: Scott Kim is one of the world’s most prolific and versatile puzzle designers. He has designed thousands of puzzles for such web game companies as PopCap, Gamehouse and the Tetris Company. He is the puzzle columnist for Discover magazine, and writes the annual Brainteasers page-a-day calendar. His strategy game MetaSquares is now available on iPhone. He has designed educational games for puzzle toy company ThinkFun. Scott has a PhD in Computers and Graphic Design from Stanford University. He is now designing smart games for his new company Shufflebrain.