INDIGO 2024 Host

Host Bio

Throughout her career, Ellis Bartholomeus has been intrigued by the value of play. She graduated from the Design Academy in 1996 as a product designer and realized that to have audiences own a message they needed to interact with it. Since then, she has been designing play as a method/tool to amplify self-motivated learning and enable rich social interaction. Ellis has co-developed more than 75 games and playful interactive products on a wide spectrum of topics. After years of developing products, Ellis wrote Apply Play, a book on the art of play. She gives talks and facilitates workshops on the value and power of play and how to make a change while designing and driving intrinsic motivation. Her work has impacted groups around the world.