Dr. Johan de Heer

Dr. Johan de Heer

Director

Dr. Johan de Heer is TRT-NL-Enschede director in the Thales Research & Technology organization. He directs the T-Xchange since 2007 – a research collaboration between Thales Research & Technology and Twente University – which researches, designs and develops serious game artefacts. Prior to joining Thales, Johan was expertise group leader cognitive systems at the top-technological Telematics Institute. Before that he was postdoc at Tilburg University, worked at TNO, and the Nijmegen Institute on Cognition and Information (NICI). He holds masters’ and PhD degrees in cognitive science from Radboud University and Tilburg University. His area of expertise is where humans and technology meet.

Dr. ir. Edward Faber

Dr. ir. Edward Faber

Business Developer

Dr. ir. Edward Faber - affiliated with Thales Research & Technology - is responsible for the program management at T-Xchange since 2009. Edward holds a MSc. in Technical Innovation Science from Eindhoven University of Technology and a PhD. in Business Administration from the University of Twente. Edward coordinates the game based training solutions and services. He published several articles on supporting innovation and change using serious gaming. Before joining the T-Xchange he was affiliated with the Telematics Institute where he was leading the development of the STOF methodology for Business Modeling.

Drs. Thorsten Holtmuller

Drs. Thorsten Holtmuller

Marketing & Sales

He’s back!

Ir. Paul Porskamp

Ir. Paul Porskamp

Game Architect

Ir. Paul Porskamp - affiliated with Thales Research & Technology - leads the game development group at T-Xchange since 2009. His work fuses research, design and engineering into serious game suite environments that allow easy and intuitive game design and development. As a thirty-year experienced veteran he lived his life on the edge of industry and academia. He worked amongst others for University of Amsterdam, Philips Medical Systems, NEDAP, and Telematics Institute. He holds a MSc in Computer Science and Informatics from Twente University. His current research interests are Model Driven Game Engineering and game based micorworlds for research purposes.

Ing. Thomas de Groot

Ing. Thomas de Groot

Game Designer

Ing. Thomas de Groot - affiliated with Twente University - designs and develops serious game systems at T-Xchange since 2006. He works in close collaberation with the Human Media Interaction group at Twente University. His research is about adaptive game mechanics and virtual story-telling. He holds a BA in Art & Technology from Saxion University of Applied Science. He has been employed by various technology-minded start-ups and is eager about the latest advances in ‘whatever’ technologies. On request he teaches the state-of-the-art in (serious) game design and development.

Ir. Rafal Hrynkiewicz

Ir. Rafal Hrynkiewicz

Game designer

Ir. Rafal Hrynkiewicz - affiliated with Twente University - is both a designer and a researcher of serious games at T-Xchange since 2006. During his career at T-Xchange he fulfilled a variety of tasks, including programming, 2D graphics, 3D modelling, facilitation and art direction. At present, his work focuses on translating meta-goals into game mechanics, transformations of domain models into in-game models and designing a balanced serious game experience. He is passionate about visual aspect of serious game systems and has designed numerous games. Rafal holds an MSc degree in bio-mechanical engineering from University of Twente.

Looking for a new teamplayer

Looking for a new teamplayer

Game Scenario Writer

We are looking for a journalist with excellent research & writing skills: turning domain knowledge into game scenarios. Works very closely with game design. Interested, please let me know johan.deheer@txchange.nl

Ir. Dylan Schouten

Ir. Dylan Schouten

Game Researcher (post-doc)

Ir. Dylan Schouten - affiliated with Twente University - is post doc of serious games at T-Xchange since Sept 2016. At present, his work focuses on game based assessment of competences and skills.

Ing. Tije Oortwijn

Ing. Tije Oortwijn

Game Developer & Interaction Designer

Ing. Tije Oortwijn - affiliated with Thales Research & Technology - is game developer and interaction designer at T-Xchange since 2006. Building game systems that allow for intuitive interaction and user experience is what drives him. The fuzzy front-end of a (game)system asks for creative solutions. Creativity is what gets him going. His holds a BA from Saxion University of Applied Science in Art&Technology. The only thing that gets him even more excited is his passion and devotion for music. Please visit him at: Are you a Lion?

Ing. Jeroen Kalter

Ing. Jeroen Kalter

Game Developer

Ing. Jeroen Kalter - affiliated with Thales Research & Technology - is game developer at T-Xchange since 2009. Robust scalable backbone infrastructures is his focus. Not surprisingly, he is more interested in running a game-application than in playing one. He holds a bachelor degree in ICT for Saxion University of Applied Science. His thesis work was on multi-user multi-touch interfaces.

Linda Grootte Bromhaar

Linda Grootte Bromhaar

Office Management T-Xchange

Linda Grootte Bromhaar - affiliated with Thales Research & Technology - Responsible for office management at T-Xchange.

Silvia Woolderink

Silvia Woolderink

Office Management T-Xchange

Silvia Woolderink - affiliated with Thales Research & Technology - Responsible for office management at T-Xchange.