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Jesse Schell

CEO of Schell Games; Distinguished Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center

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Jesse Schell has taught game design and led research projects at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center since 2002. He is also the CEO of Pittsburgh's largest videogame studio, Schell Games, and the former chairman of the International Game Developers Association. In 2004, he was named one of the world's Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT's magazine of innovation. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he was the creative director of the Disney Virtual Reality Studio, where he spent seven years as designer, programmer, and manager on several projects for Disney theme parks and Disney Online. Before that, he was a software engineer at IBM and Bell Communications Research, and a writer, director, performer, juggler, comedian, and circus artist for both Freihofer's Mime Circus and the Juggler's Guild.

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design—no technological expertise is necessary. In Jesse Schell's landmark book, The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, he shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games, and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses, one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer and will understand how to do it.

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The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses

The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses

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The Art of Game Design: A Deck of Lenses

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Jesse Schell

CEO of Schell Games; Distinguished Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center

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Jesse Schell Biography

Jesse Schell has taught game design and led research projects at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center since 2002. He is also the CEO of Pittsburgh's largest videogame studio, Schell Games, and the former chairman of the International Game Developers Association. In 2004, he was named one of the world's Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT's magazine of innovation. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he was the creative director of the Disney Virtual Reality Studio, where he spent seven years as designer, programmer, and manager on several projects for Disney theme parks and Disney Online. Before that, he was a software engineer at IBM and Bell Communications Research, and a writer, director, performer, juggler, comedian, and circus artist for both Freihofer's Mime Circus and the Juggler's Guild.

Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design—no technological expertise is necessary. In Jesse Schell's landmark book, The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, he shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games, and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses, one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer and will understand how to do it.

Jesse Schell Videos

  • Jesse Schell - The Pleasure Revolution: Why Games Will Lead the ...
  • TEDxUniPittsburgh - Jesse Schell - The Future is Beautiful - YouTube
  • Jesse Schell @ DICE2010 (Part 1) - YouTube

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  • How Games Will Change the Future: Exploring the Rapid Advance of Games in Business, Education, Healthcare & Much, Much More

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    Booking fees for Jesse Schell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jesse Schell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jesse Schell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jesse Schell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jesse Schell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jesse Schell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jesse Schell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jesse Schell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jesse Schell for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Jesse Schell generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brenda Louise Romero, Dr. Gregory Stock, Grant Imahara, Dr. Michio Kaku and David Pogue. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jesse Schell for an upcoming event.

Jesse Schell Speaker Videos

  • Jesse Schell - The Pleasure Revolution: Why Games Will Lead the ...
    TEDxUniPittsburgh - Jesse Schell - The Future is Beautiful - YouTube
  • Jesse Schell @ DICE2010 (Part 1) - YouTube

Jesse Schell Speaking Topics

  • How Games Will Change the Future: Exploring the Rapid Advance of Games in Business, Education, Healthcare & Much, Much More

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