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Matthew Smith is an educator, author, and game designer who resides in Big Rapids, Michigan.  With over twenty years of teaching experience in the K-12 and collegiate setting, a large portion of Matthew's work is helping others.  He holds a Master's degree in Education, specifically curriculum design. Aside from his day job as a mild-mannered English teacher, Matt helps faculty at Ferris State University with their curriculum and game-based learning strategies.  As an adjunct at the School of Digital Animation and Game Design, he teaches board game design as an introductory course for incoming freshmen.  

His latest project, The Rapid Prototyping Game, produced by Taylor & Francis publishing along with game designer Andrew Peterson and Graphic Illustrator Mel Danes, focuses on the principles of game design.  


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Posted by Matt Smith on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:00:00 EDT in Design
Being a game designer and teaching game design to others are two very different skills. In this article we examine The Rapid Prototyping game, a game-based learning strategy geared towards teaching game design in the classroom.